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Cairo

Egypt (Africa)


Date of opening27 Sep 1987
Network length77.9 km (48.42 mi)
Stations64 (61*)
Lines3
Stations per line21.33
Avg. station distance1,277 m (0.79 mi)
Avg. line length25.97 km (16.14 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 22 Jun 2014
System typemetro (known as Metro)
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)2.29 million (2010)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)29,400 (18,300)
Fare (10 km/10 stops; by UBS)0.14 EUR (2009)
24-hour operationNo
TrackLeft, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyOverhead wire, 1500 V
Air-conditioned trains5 stations
Walk-through trainsNo
Rubber-tyred trainsNo
Driverless linesNo
Platform screen doorsNo
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: jpg, © 2010 cairometro.gov.eg


To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

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Latest Openings

Oct 2013 – Line 3 extension to Haroun.




Upcoming Openings

Oct 2016 – Line 4 from El-Malek El-Saleh to October-Oasis Highway. New line, 17 km.
Oct 2018 – Line 4 from El-Malek El-Saleh to 6th District.
Oct 2019 – Line 4 from 6th District to Makram Ebeid.




Departure Procedure and Sounds

Multiple "ding-dongs" announce the closing doors. Older trains have a beeping noise.






Handpicked Resources

perso.wanadoo.fr Metro line 2 and stations
nat.org.eg Official website



Generated Links for Cairo Metro

Line history (cityrailtransit.com)
Photos (images.google.com)
Maps (images.google.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
Skyscrapercity discussion (skyscrapercity.com)
City information about Cairo (wikipedia.org)






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