Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday inaugurated the Adly Mansour Transportation Hub in east Cairo.
He listened to a detailed explanation from Transport Minister Kamel al-Wazir about the station and also inspected one of the electric trains at the Adly Mansour station.
The Adly Mansour Transportation Hub is the largest in the Middle East.
It is designed as a central interchange station that includes an integrated service transportation complex, and a commercial investment area on an area of 15 acres.
The service at the station exchanges between five different means of transport, including a metro station for the third line of subway, an electric train station (Adly Mansour – the New Administrative Capital – the 10th of Ramadan), a railway station (Cairo / Suez), a superjet station, and a station for the shuttle bus to connect with Cairo International Airport.
The project is part of the fourth phase of the third metro line, which starts from Nozha Station 1 at the Gesr al-Suez area, then Hisham Barakat station, passing through Quba station, then Omar Ibn Al-Khattab station, then the Huckstep station, all the way to Adly Mansour station, all of which are overhead stations with a total length of approximately 7.5 km.
The Adly Mansour station represents the end of the third line of the metro, and it includes three different stations: a metro, an electrified train and a shuttle bus, which the National Authority for Tunnels plans to implement and run to connect Adly Mansour station with Cairo Airport directly in one trip without stops.
The most important achievement of the Adly Mansour station is that for the first time in the history of metro projects, a station has been fully implemented by Egyptian hands through national Egyptian companies.
The Adly Mansour metro station will be the beginning of the stations of the electric train project (Al-Salam – the New Administrative Capital – 10th of Ramadan City), which is currently being implemented.
The station includes the third line workshop for the metro on an area of 65 acres, and is the largest workshop in the Middle East and Africa for maintenance Metro trains and heavy pilgrimages.
Its pilot operation and the influx of passengers to use the electric light rail (LRT) began at Adly Mansour, the first station of the project following its inauguration.
The cost of the LRT electric light rail project “Adly Mansour – the New Administrative Capital – 10th of Ramadan” is approximately US$2.2 billion, after extending the route of the line to reach 90 km instead of 68 km as three stations were added in the New Administrative Capital and a station in the 10th of Ramadan City.
The price of a ticket for the light electric train LRT for three stations is LE 15, its value increases to LE 20 for up to 5 stations, while the ticket price for up to seven stations is LE 25 pounds, and the ticket price for nine stations is LE 35.