The £E 6.2bn ($US 369.7m) line connects Haroun, A-house and Al-Shams Club stations, which feature air-conditioning, escalators, elevators for passengers with reduced mobility and passenger information screens.

Stations are equipped with ticket barriers to allow the use of smart cards, with the ticket price from the city centre to the newly-opened stations set at £E 10.

The extension also runs through Heliopolis station, which is still under construction and due to open in October. The line was opened in time for the start of the African Cup of Nations in Cairo on June 21.

Cairo Metro said on June 19 that the extension has transported nearly two million passengers since opening, and had not recorded any problems.

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