Trams in Greater Cairo

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Trams in Greater Cairo
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Cairo Tram
Overview
LocaleCairo, Egypt
Transit typeTram
Number of lines3[1]
Operation
Operator(s)Cairo Transportation Authority (CTA)
Technical
Track gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge
System map

Cairo tramway map as of 1996.

Constructed near the beginning of the 20th century, until 2014, the Cairo tramway network was still used in modern-day Cairo, especially in modern areas, like Heliopolis, Nasr City. During the 1970s, government policies favoured making space for cars, resulting in the removal of over half of the 120km network. Trams were removed entirely from central Cairo but continued to run in Heliopolis and Helwan.[2] However, in 2015, the tramway rails were removed and the streets and side walks became wider.

Map of the Cairo and Helwan tramway lines.

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