Mubarak metro stop renamed ‘Martyrs’ station

A transportation ministry committee has announced that the Mubarak metro station will be renamed "Martyrs" station.

Engineer Mostafa al-Sheimy, chairman for the Egyptian Company for Metro Management and Operation, announced the change, saying the new name commemorates the people killed during the 25 January revolution. 

More than 35,000 Egyptians participated in a poll on Facebook to choose an alternative name for the metro station. More than 56 percent agreed to call it "Martyrs," while "Ramses" and "Egypt Station" came as the second and third choice. 

The committee sided with the majority and chose the new name after an Egyptian court ordered that the names of former President Hosni Mubarak and his wife Suzanne be removed from all facilities and public institutions.

Sheimy said the committee took into account many factors, such as the location of the station, important locations surrounding it, the history of the station and the poll conducted by the company on its Facebook page. 

It proposed five names in total, including "January 25" and "Revolution."

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