THE next 7.1km section of Cairo Metro’s Line 3 will open on May 15. Line 3C runs between Giza Mohandessin and Cairo University, serving five stations, including three underground at Al Tawfikia, Wadi El Nile, and Gamat Al Dowal. The station at Boulak El Dakrour is at grade, while Cairo University is elevated.

Line 3, which has received substantial funding from the European Union (EU), is operated by  RATP Dev. The entire line extends to 41.2km serving 34 stations, connecting Cairo University and Rod El Farag with the Adly Mansour central interchange via Kitkat in Giza.

The metro line is an important link between the eastern and western parts of the city and also provides interchange with the city’s developing monorail, Light Rapid Transit (LRT) suburban and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) networks.

A further 6.65km underground extension is proposed, which would run from the recently expanded Heliopolis station to Cairo International Airport.

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