Category: Egypt

Cairo Update (Spring 2014)

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 Read More

Cairo update (September 2013)

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 Read More

Cairo Update (Spring 2013)

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. Read More

Cairo, Heliopolis, Helwan and Alexandria – Youtube

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 Read More

Travels 2010 – Cairo / Heliopolis, Helwan and Alexandria (Fleet List)

You can download our fleet list here (pdf file): fleet-list-egypt-2010 Read More

Travels 2010 – Cairo / Heliopolis, Helwan and Alexandria

Photo Impressions from Cairo & Heliopolis (and Media City) Photo Impressions from Helwan Photo Impressions from Alexandria Read More

Travels 2010 – Cairo / Heliopolis, Helwan and Alexandria (Report)

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 Read More