Railroads of Cairo's LRT are being installed: official

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 02:35 GMT

CAIRO – 25 February 2021: Chairman of the National Authority for Tunnels Essam Wali stated Thursday that constructions of the LRT are over, and that the ongoing works include finishing of stations and installing the railroads.

 

The official added that the introduction of the signaling system will begin next week given that the train will start operation in October. He pointed out that a Chinese company finished the manufacturing of the four trains to be operated on the line, and that they will be delivered in June.

 

The LRT extends over 90 kilometers between Salam City and the 10th of Ramadan City passing through the New Administrative Capital and consists of 16 stations.

 

The first phase stretches between Adly Mansour Metro Station in Al Salam City and Administrative Capital Station I including 11 stations. The second phase lies within the New Administrative Capital and ends in Administrative Capital Station II. Those are planned for inauguration in October 2021. The third phase consists of four stations that are the Administrative Capital Station I; the State Strategic Command Center Station; the Olympic Games City Station; and, the Exchange Station also reached by the High-speed Electric Train to operate between Alamein City on the Mediterranean and Ain Sokhna Station on the Red Sea.

 

Currently, cadastral surveying and land surveying are underway in order to come up with appropriate designs for that phase.

 

The LRT is the third train within the high-speed electric train project consisting of a cargo train and a passenger train to be operated between Alamain and Ain Sokhna passing through the New Capital. In later phases, they will reach Saloum and Aswan either.

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