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Video: Cairo Traffic in One Minute from YouTube.com

One way to try to beat the traffic is to ride on Cairo's Metro. This tram system covers nearly 43 km and was designed to carry 60,000 passengers per hour in each direction. Currently it carries about 2 million passengers a day and new lines are under construction. Just look for a sign like the one below and you’re off. Each ticket costs only LE 1 or about 19 US cents.

Map of Cairo’s METRO System

as well as historical information and plans for future lines

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Photo by Steve Lagacé: commons.wikimedia.org, CC-BY2.5

Learn more about the Metro and the New Traffic Laws

Egyptian Traffic Law 2008 (PDF) Arabic

Egypt.com News: The New Egyptian Traffic Law 2008