The city of Alexandria is preparing to start implementing two transport projects that will change the shape of the city. The first is to develop the sand tram, and the second is to convert the Abu Qir train into a metro from the east to the west of the city.
Major General Mohamed Al-Sharif, Governor of Alexandria, held extensive meetings in coordination with the Ministry of Transport, to implement a high-density metro project from Abu Qir to Burj Al-Arab in two stages, and a second project to develop and rehabilitate the Raml tram line.
The governor of Alexandria said that the two high-density metro projects, in its two phases, and the development of the sand tram, are one of the main axes of the general plan for the city’s mass transit system.
He pointed out the importance of these projects and their impact on the Alexandrian citizen, especially that the governorate is working to create an integrated system for mass transport to reduce traffic congestion in the governorate, so that it becomes a rapid, civilized mass transport that suits the historical value of Alexandria.
According to the plan drawn up by the Ministry of Transport, the cost of the Abu Qir – Burj Al Arab metro project amounts to about one and a half billion dollars, and connects the quarters of the city of Alexandria, from Abu Qir in the east to Burj Al Arab in the west, to reduce traffic congestion in the coastal city streets, and extends for a length of 43 km.
The project will be implemented in three phases, the first of which includes relying on the current Abu Qir railway route in the distance from Abu Qir to the Egyptian station, with a length of about 22 km, and includes 18 surface and overhead stations, which are Abu Qir, Tousoun, Al Mamoura, Al Salah, Al Muntazah, Mandara and Al Asafra. Miami, Sidi Bishr, Victoria, Al-Souq, Al-Dhahriya, Sidi Gaber, Sporting, Al-Hadrah, Gabriel, Bab Sharq, and Misr Station, in addition to a train overhaul workshop, and the speed of trains is 80 kilometers per hour.
The second phase begins, from Misr Station to El-Max, with a length of about 8 km, while the third and final phase completes the path from the El-Max area to the end of the line, with a length of about 15.5 km.
The train is supposed to run 6 kilometers from the project track through an overpass, and the rest of the track will be shallow, and the project’s design trains will reach 120 km / hour.
Source: Al Watan