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Mubarak Metro Station renamed ‘Martyrs'
Published in The Egyptian Gazette on 02 - 05 - 2011

CAIRO - The Ministry of Transport said it would replace the name of Mubarak Station in Cairo's main Ramsis Square with the new one of el-Shohada (Arabic for Martyrs) to commemorate the memory of young men, who lost their lives during the January 25 revolution.
The decision comes after court ruling last month that ordered the removal of ex-president's name and that of his family from the nation's health, education, transportation, cultural and educational facilities, the Ministry said.
"It was also taken after the public were asked to select one of the proposed names for the station that included el-Shohada (Arabic for Martyrs ), Khamsa wei Eshreen Yanayer (January 25), Ramsis, el-Thawra (The Revolution), or Mahatet Misr (Egypt's Station), the Ministry added.
In a recent public poll published by the Ministry's official Facebook page, the majority of the metro commuters chose el-Shohada as the new name for the station, it said, adding that the old plaque carrying Mubarak's name has already been removed.
Meanwhile, Underground Metro Authority Chairman Mohamed el-Sheimi said that he had already ordered that the new el-Shohada plaque will be fixed to the station's walls in accordance with the court ruling.
"From now, el-Shohada, which won the biggest number of votes, will be the official name of the station," he said.


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