Cairo Metro Line 3 (Imbaba / Mohandiseen - Cairo Int'l Airport):
More than 1,000,000 M³ of Concrete From 2008 until now
The Cairo Metro in Egypt is the only full-fledged metro system in Africa. The system consists of two operational lines, with construction begun on a third line in 2006.
Cairo Metro Line 3 (under construction) extends from the northwest of Greater Cairo at Imbaba to the northeast at Heliopolis and will eventually also serve Cairo International Airport. The line crosses under the two branches of the River Nile, as does Line 2. The total length of the line is approximately 33 kilometers (21 mi) most of which is bored tunnel and will is being implemented in four phases.
Phase 1 (Attaba to Abbassia) was completed at October 2011.
Phase 2 construction work on Line 3 began in mid-2009 and will run from Abbassia Station to Al Ahram Station in Heliopolis, with 4 stations to be constructed, Cairo Fairground, The Stadium, Koleyet El-Banat, and Al-Ahram. This phase has a completion date set for October 2013.
Phase 3 is set to begin in 2011 and it is the western branch of Line 3. This phase will connect Attaba Station with the already existing Gamal Abdel Nasser Station. The completion date is set for October 2015.
Phase 4 is scheduled to begin in 2013 and will start from Sphinx Square Station.
Phase 5 is the final phase for Line 3 and has a starting date set for 2015. It will continue from where work left off on the eastern side of the line, completing its path towards the Cairo International Airport and running through Heliopolis Square and Ain Shams district with 7 stations to be constructed.
Line 3 is expected to be fully operational by October 2019.