Cairo's Attaba Metro Station - Photo by Karim Abdel Aziz/Egypt Today
CAIRO – 21 February 2023: Transport Minister, Kamel El Wazir, revealed on Tuesday a LE 2 increase for metro tickets covering more than 25 stations, spiraling to LE 12 instead of LE 10 while other ticket prices will remain the same.
El-Wazir described the decision as a delayed one that should’ve been taken ever since the inauguration of the third metro line, Adly Mansour.
Currently, the metro ticket prices are LE 5 for 9 stations, LE 7 for 16 stations and LE 10 for 17+ stations
Moreover, the Minister stated that light rail transit (LRT) / electric train ticket prices are likely to increase in conjunction with the increase of its running capacity.
According to the minister, LRT/ electric trains ticket prices are subsidized, by using financial resources from establishing investment and commercial areas surrounding the train stations, as the current ticket prices don’t cover the operational costs of the trains.
The current ticket prices of the LRT range from LE 10 for - 3 stations - to LE 20 - for 7 stations -, with an almost 50 percent reduced subscription plan.
The minister’s statements came during a press conference to discuss transportation means within the new administrative capital in addition to means provided to transport government employees to their new workplaces, where he disclosed that the ministry’s employees will begin working in the new headquarter located in the new administrative capital starting from March.
Additionally, the minister affirmed that the ministry is doing its best to ensure sufficient transportation means from and to the new administrative capital, revealing that until now, nine private companies have been contracted to provide 48 bus lines from all across Egypt.