ⓘ Trams in Greater Cairo

                                     

ⓘ Trams in Greater Cairo

Constructed near the beginning of the 20th century, until 2014 the Cairo tramway network was still used in modern-day Cairo, especially in modern areas, like Heliopolis, Nasr City. During the 1970s, government policies favoured making space for cars, resulting in the removal of over half of the 120-kilometre network. Trams were removed entirely from central Cairo but continued to run in Heliopolis and Helwan.

However, the Helwans part of the system shut down completely in the aftermath of 2011 Egyptian revolution, and in 2014–2015 the surviving tram service in Heliopolis were almost entirely discontinued. Only a short section of one line in Heliopolis, between Court Square and the Tivoli Dome, continued to be operated. By the end of 2019, service had ceased definitively, with tracks dismantled in order to widen the neighborhoods roads.