Passengers wait for their train near a damaged train carriage after a bomb exploded at Ramsis railway station in downtown Cairo November 20, 2014. (File photo: Reuters)
CAIRO, April 2 (MENA) – The Egyptian National Railways authority (ENR) announced that it would operate five additional trains as of Thursday to avoid having large crowds on all trains during rush hours.
This means that there will be three extra third-class trains operating between Alexandria and Kafr el Dawar cities, in addition to two air-conditioned ones between Cairo and Aswan, the ENR said in a statement.
The move comes upon directives from Transport Minister Kamel el Wazir in light of the social responsibility of the ministry, represented in the national railways authority, and in line with the State’s comprehensive plan to curb the spread of coronavirus, it added.