Cairo Railway – Photo by Michael Sender via Wikipedia
CAIRO – 26 June 2017: Railway traffic between Zagazig and Ismailia returned to normal after disruptions Monday morning, news media outlets reported Monday.
One of the trains between Alexandria and Ismailia was derailed in the morning, which caused panic among the travelers. No casualties were reported; however, two people were injured.
A formal apology was offered by the railway authority to the travelers for the delay that followed the incident. “The incident took place due to the train’s outdated infrastructure,” Railway Authority head Medhat Shousha said, according to Shorouk News report Monday.
Earlier, Shousha said in a
that he has been supervising the preparations personally to ensure that everything is being done to accommodate the passengers for the lack of tickets.“The train ticket shortage is over now.
No citizen will be declined when he makes a booking. I challenge anyone who claims he failed to book a ticket for the Eid vacation,” Shousha added.
Eid al-Fitr, the three-day feast that follows the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, is a busy season for public transportation. Most Cairo residents use the holiday to visit families across the nation or to take a vacation outside the capital.