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Metro Line 4, Phase 1

Proposed 43km line will run from Giza in the east to New Cairo in the west, with connections to the planned 6th October tram, Giza railway station and Metro Line 1.

Phase 1 to comprise 17 stations and cover 18.8km.

Comprises four main packages:

1) Stations and tunnels for 0km-10.7km

2) Stations and tunnels of 10.7km-18.8km

3) Railway systems, track and depot works

4) Rolling stock, including 184 cars 

Bids for the railway systems package were due by July, with four firms reportedly prequalified:

  • Mitsubishi / Orascom JV
  • Marubeni
  • Hitachi / Sojitz JV 
  • Toyo / Mitsui JV

A consortium of Sojitz and Mitsubishi prequalified for the supply of rolling stock but subsequently withdrew from the process.

In September 2018 the cabinet approved a €243m loan from Korea’s Eximbank to fund the supply of 32 Hyundai Rotem metro carriages.

The tendering process for the four main packages on Line 4, Phase 1 of the Cairo metro is still ongoing, sources from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)  told the Egypt Transport Infrastructure Monitor in September. 

In January, NAT spokesperson said that construction is set to begin in Q3 2019.

6th October-New Cairo
National Authority for Tunnels (NAT)
Egyptian Company for Metro Management and Operation
Diversion work and land compensation process under way as of 2018
Tendering and planning work still under way as of H2 2018
Completion Date
2024 (est)
Key dates
EGP2bn + $2bn
Contractors, consultants and suppliers
Company Role Value
Nippon Koei / EHAF / Ace Consulting Engineers / Oriental Consultants Consultancy services
Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) $300m soft loan