Cairo’s metro network, which consists of 3 lines, now carries over 4 million passengers daily. Opened in 2012, line 3 is currently 12 km long and has 9 stations. It will eventually include 34 stations and cover 41 km, the majority of which will be underground. The ridership may reach up to 1.5 million passengers daily.
With the signing of this agreement, the first step in a strategic partnership has been taken and follows the memorandum of understanding that was signed by RATP Dev and NAT in October 2017. This marks a new step in the collaboration between the Egyptian authorities and RATP Group, which has been present in the country since the beginning of the construction of Cairo’s metro network approximately 40 years ago, notably with regards to engineering.