Alexandria is underway to begin implementing two transportation projects set to transform the city; the first being development of the al-Raml tram line and the 2nd to establish a metro from Abu Qir in east Alexandria to Burg al-Arab in the west at a value of US$2.5 billion.
Governor of Alexandria Mohamed al-Sherif held extensive meetings in coordination with the Ministry of Transport, to implement a high-density metro project from Abu Qir to Burg al-Arab in two stages, and a second project to develop and renew the Raml tram line.
According to the plan drawn up by the Ministry of Transport, the new metro target to reduce traffic crowding in the coastal city streets and expand for a length of 43 kilometers.
The project will be executed in three phases, the first of which comprises depend on the current Abu Qir railway route which expands for 22 kilometers from Abu Qir to Misr station.
It comprises 18 stations – Abu Qir, Tousoun, al-Mamoura, al-Salah, al-Muntazah, Mandara, al-Asafra, Miami, Sidi Bishr, Victoria, al-Souq, Dhahriya, Sidi Gaber, Sporting, al-Hadrah, Gabriel, Bab Sharq, and Misr Station, in addition to the train overhaul workshop.
The speed of vehicles will be 80 km/h.
The second stage starts up from Misr Station to the al-Max area at a length of about 8 km, while the third and final phase expands from the al-Max area to the end of the line at a distance of about 15.5 km.
The train will run 6 km on an overpass, and the rest of the track will be on the surface.
The project’s trains will reach 120km/hour.