• On track

    On track

    The Egyptian government has started trial operations of its new 19-stop electric light rail train (LRT) system in Cairo.

    The El Salam–10th of Ramadan LTR is expected to transport nearly 500 000 passengers per day and features a link to the New Administrative Capital (NAC) in the east, according to the Ministry of Transport. Twenty-two trains are being tested and will start carrying passengers in June as part of the trial.

    In addition to the 103.3 km LTR, the US$1.2 billion project includes the development of a transit node at the Adly Mansour station. The project is being funded by the Egyptian government and the Chinese Import-Export Bank.

    Meanwhile, work on a monorail that also connects the NAC with Greater Cairo will be complete next April, with trials starting in November.

    17 April 2022
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