Three Cairo Metro stations opened ahead of Afcon 2019 football games
Haroun El-Rashid, El Shams Clubs, and El-Nozha metro stations opened as Heliopolis station readies for Oct'20 launch
Construction work on Cairo Metro’s Heliopolis is set to complete in October 2020, Egypt’s Minister of Transport, Eng Kamel Al-Wazir, announced at the launch of various stations along the metro network's Line 3 in Heliopolis suburb, as Egypt readies to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) football tournament between 21 June and 19 July.
The minister said the launch of the Haroun El-Rashid, El-Shams Clubs, and El-Nozha metro stations would help transport a large number of people from Alf Maskan, Gesr El Suez, and Heliopolis attend Afcon games at Cairo International Stadium and El-Salam stadium.
The first and second parts of Line 3's fourth phase will complete in April 2020, while overall work on the Heliopolis suburb's metro station will wind up in October.
According to local daily Ahram Online, work on this phase started in July 2015, with its construction valued at $380.8m, with the third line's launch due in 2022.