M. Farid has sent us the following update: The line beyond Almaza depot has gone, as has the outer end of the Nozha/Sheraton line. The old line to Nasr City (branching off at Kolit Al Banat) that had been closed some years ago is now completely gone. As reported in our earlier updates the green
The closed line to Nasr City is currently being converted into a new highway (for fast buses…). As visible in this photo by Mohammed Farid sand is dumped onto the track. Presumably a tarmac top is next (how long will it take before the surface breaks up and the old tracks re-appear)… Very strange. The
Ever since our visit to Cairo in 2010 I have tried to follow the current situation of the trams. Not easy these days! With some local help (isn’t it wonderful we have the internet to find new contacts and make new friends…) we bring you a short update. Photos and maps (unless otherwise credited): M.
We have now uploaded some video slideshows to Youtube. Prints or JPEGS of most (not all!) images are available… – send us an email if you are interested. Alexandria City Trams – Part 1 (non-Duewag cars) [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=537NlN9cxVU&w=560&h=315] Alexandria City Trams – Part 2 (Duewag cars 800-830) [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14dXhKhXlAI&w=560&h=315] Alexandria City Trams – Part 3
Click here for photos! I have long played with the idea of visiting Egypt to explore the tramways there. Egypt does not often feature in the transport press and I had problems finding out what was still running. So, in February 2010 a trip was planned to visit all the tramlines. I was joined by