Cairo Metro - Line 3

Since the first 29km segment of the Metro Line 1 opened in 1987, the Cairo Metro project has revolutionized the transit system in the capital. Currently the whole network comprises 3 operational lines numbered from 1 to 3. Line 3 consists of four phases, and the first segment started operation in 2012.

Three new metro stations were opened as part of the fourth phase of the third line on June 15, 2019, a week before the kickoff of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cairo.

Dextra has continuously provided construction solutions since the operation of Line 2 in 2000, delivering since then more than:

-1,400,000 rebar couplers

-7,000 sonic tubes

-60 soft-eyes

Bartec rebar couplers are used for rebar reinforcement of tunnel and station structures on both underground and elevated metro lines as a way to reduce steel congestion and improve tensile connection.

Moreover, the integrity test of the metro foundations using the Cross Sonic Logging (CSL) testing method was facilitated by the usage of SONITEC sonic tubes, designed for easy assembly and installation in reinforcement cages.

Dextra’s ASTEC soft-eyes are made of GFRP rebar to reinforce D-Walls in underground tunnels, which can easily be cut by Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), resulting in time and money savings.

The project is still ongoing and the fourth line of the Cairo Metro is expected to start operation in 2020.

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  • CountryEgypt
  • Start year2006
  • End year2019
  • ContractorBouygues, Vinci, Orascom
  • ConsultantSystra
  • Others-


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