1st line of Cairo metro- Egypt Today/ Hussein Tallal
CAIRO - 12 March 2020: The Egyptian Company for Metro Management and Operation has announced that train movement in 14 stations of the first Metro line was suspended due to bad weather and heavy rains.
The suspension included nearly 14 stations; however the second and third lins were affirmed to be operating normally according to the statement.
The decision was taken to ensure the safety of citizens and avoid any damage that may be caused to trains, the statment added, noting that the movement will go back to normal once the weather conditions improve.
Egypt's railways movement was also suspended due to bad weather, according to Egyptian National Railways statement.
The announcement comes shortly after two-rain collision between Imbaba and Ramsis railways stations, of which 13 passenger were injured and no deaths recorded.
Egypt has been hit with bad weather with extremely heavy rains and accompanied by sandy winds, thunder and low temperatures nationwide. This unstable wave of weather would last until Saturday.
A total of 31 trees and 16 electricity towers and a minaret of a mosque have fallen, while 5 houses collapsed in the governorate.
The state of emergency was declared on Thursday, which was also declared a paid holiday to avoid traffic in the streets.