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Phase 1 of Line 3
- This Phase extends from Attaba station to  Abbassia station with  a total  length of 4.3 km and comprises  5 underground stations  (Attaba - Bab El-Sharia - El-Geish - Abdou Pasha - Abbassia) in addition to the 4 ventilation stations and light repair  Workshop in Abbassia with area of 10 acres.
- Execution of this phase started in 7/7/2007 with a total cost of 4.2 Billion Egyptian pounds and the inauguration date will be with the beging of 2014
New In Line 3
* The use of air-conditioned trains to provide better service to passengers .
* The use of  dual-use automatic gates ( entry and exit )  for  both paper
   magnetic tickets and contactless smart cards .
* The use of electronic data plates on the stations platform to display dates
   and trains direction .
* The use of multi-purpose Fibres optic network with high-capacity and
   operating efficiency as high as at Al-Azhar tunnel for cars  .
*  modern construction methods including raising the level of the stations which
    saves passenger on the distance from the street level to the level of stations
    platform  .
* Implementation of central control in line 3 in a tunnlling station ( Attaba )  for
   the first time.
* Implementation of a shopping mall in the Attaba station to serve the public .
* The use of electrical transformers operate on each of the medium voltage to
   the metro network 20 kV and medium voltage electricity company network
   11 KV .
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- Exchange of service with the line 2 in Attaba station
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