Cairo, Egypt (Urban Transport News): Eqypt is all set to launch the country’s first monorail project in Cairo. On September 12, 2021, the Ministry of Transport announced that the first phase of the monorail connecting the new administrative capital to Greater Cairo is scheduled to open in May 2022.
“The first phase of the project is about 45 km long starting from the depot site in the new administrative capital to the station of Al-Moshir Mosque in Nasr City,” the statement issued by the ministry said.
The Cairo Monorail project is being implemented in two phases. Under Phase 1, the new administrative capital for the Al-Moshir Mosque and plans to open in May 2022. And the second phase of the new administrative capital monorail will extend from the station of Al-Moshir Mosque to Stadion station, with a length of approximately 11.5 km, and is planned to open in February 2023.
Transport Minister Kamel Al-Wazir this morning oversaw the ongoing progress of the project and directed officials to expedite work to ensure timely completion of the project, especially given its great importance.
“The project will connect Greater Cairo with new urban areas and cities in the east (the new Cairo – the new administrative capital) and contribute to facilitating the movement of employees and visitors from Cairo and Giza to New Cairo and the new administrative capital.” Transport Minister Kamel Al-Wazir said the project would integrate it with a third metro line at the stadium station in the city of Nasr and an electric train at the City of Arts station in the new administrative capital.
He added that the Cairo Monorail project is the first of its kind in Egypt and will represent a great cultural change in mass transport.
The Minister informed that this type of transport is fast, modern, safe and environment friendly, saves fuel consumption, reduces environmental pollution rate, relieves traffic jams on main axes and roads and allows commuters to use private cars. Instead of using them attracts.
The new Administrative Capital Line (Corridor 1) will be 56.5 km long and will connect the stadium with 22 stations from the administrative capital to the stadium, Hisham Barakat, Nuri Khattab, 7th District, Free Zone, Marshal Tantawi, Cairo Festival, El Chauifat, Air Hospital. Will add , Narjis District, Mohamed Naguib, American University, Emaar, Nafourah Square, Al Barwa, Middle Ring Road, Mohamed bin Zayed, Regional Ring Road, Almasa Hotel, Ministry (Al Wejrat) District, and the administrative capital.
The 6 October City Line (Corridor 2) will be 45 km long and will connect New October Station with 12 stations including New October Station, Industrial Zone Station, Sadat Station, Sixth October City Authority Station, Engineers Association Station. Nile University Station, Hyper One Station, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Mansouria Station, Mariaoutea Station, Ring Road Station and Nile Valley Station. The line is expected to open to the public in February 2023.