Journalists, security personnel, and citizens above the age 60 can still enjoy discounted subscriptions. Egypt Today/Photo by Hussien Tallal
CAIRO - 10 September 2018: The board of Egypt Company for Metro Management and Operation canceled on Monday discounted tickets for journalists, police and military personnel, and the citizens above the age of 60, spokesperson Ahmed Abdel Hady announced.
Although these segments will not be able to enjoy the LE1 discount on each ticket anymore, they are still eligible for discounted subscriptions. The spokesperson explained that the reason behind the decision is reducing crowdedness over the tickets windows, especially throughout the academic year.
Hady stated that the disabled can still purchase tickets in the 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 additional LE 2 (total LE 5) for seven more stations. The highest ticket price has been fixed at LE 7 if the commuter will use the metro for more than 16 stations.
In March 2017, Egypt increased the price of standard metro tickets to LE 2, doubling the cost from LE 1.