First underground train of Cairo Metro's Line 3 – Phase 4 flags off

The train started service departing from Shams Club station to Al Ahram station in Heliopolis via Attaba

Cairo Metro's expansion is progressing.
Cairo Metro's expansion is progressing.

The first underground metro train of Cairo Metro's Line 3 – Phase 4 entered service from Shams Club to Al Ahram in Heliopolis via Attaba earlier this week, with Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels announcing that construction and equipment acquisition for Haroun Al Rasheed station in Heliopolis – the third station of Phase 4 – would complete by October 2019.

A report in Egypt Today revealed that prior to the third line’s operational commencement, commuters would deboard at Attaba station on Line 3 and use other means of transport, such as microbuses, to reach Heliopolis. 

Line 3’s metro cars run from Attaba to Korba. 

Comprising 10 stations across 15.8km, the line is expected to eliminate approximately two million daily over-ground commutes, thereby reducing Cairo’s traffic congestion and saving around $14.2m in public transportation cost. 

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