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Glass wall to be built at Cairo Metro for the first time to prevent suicide attempts

In a first for the Egyptian metro, a glass wall will be built at stations on the fourth metro line in order to prevent suicide attempts and accidents, an Egyptian official at the Cairo Metro Authority told Al-Mal.

The official made the remarks during a tour of the first phase of the fourth metro line project, which was organized for a group of journalists today.

The fourth metro line will be 42 kilometers long and will include 39 stations (37 underground, 1 surface, and 1 elevated).

It will be implemented in two phases:


Phase 1

This phase will be implemented by Egyptian national contracting companies (Arab Contractors, Concord, Petrojet, and Hassan Allam Construction) and will be 19 kilometers long, including 17 stations (16 underground and 1 surface).

It will start from the west of the Ring Road on the borders of the 6th of October City, passing through the Grand Egyptian Museum station, then Shooting Club Square, then Pyramid Street, to Giza station.

At Giza station, the fourth line will interchange with the second metro line.

It will then extend to King Saleh station to interchange with the first metro line, and finally to Fustat station in Old Cairo.

The construction of the first phase of the fourth metro line is expected to be completed in 2028.


Phase 2

This phase will be implemented in the future and will include the construction of the remaining 22 stations (21 underground and 1 elevated). It will start from Giza station and extend to the New Cairo district, connecting Greater Cairo from west to east.

It will cross the two branches of the Nile River and will have a total length of 24 kilometers (14.9 miles).


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