Metro train entering Kobry el Qobba station, Cairo - Reuters
CAIRO – 14 September 2018: The Egyptian government has denied reports claiming that the discount on Cairo metro tickets for people with disabilities were removed, the Cabinet Information Center said in a statement.
Four days ago, the board of Egypt Company for Metro Management and Operation canceled the LE 1 discount on tickets for journalists, police and military personnel, and citizens above the age of 60. It also confirmed that the people with disabilities can still purchase tickets at a cost of LE 0.5, and that students can continue buying discounted tickets.
Commuters will be charged a based fare of LE 3 ($0.16) for the first nine stops, and an additional LE 2 (total LE 5) for seven more stations. The highest ticket price has been fixed at LE 7 for the commuter intending to use the metro for more than 16 stations.
In March 2017, Egypt raised the price of the standard metro tickets to LE 2, doubling the cost from LE 1.
Additional reporting by Noha el-Tawil