Egyptian Railway Authority on Monday set ticket prices for the new Russian Cairo-Aswan train at LE85, compared to LE28 for SEMAF trains. The two new trains will operate from Cairo to Aswan starting September 15.
The Cairo-Aswan train #2009 will move from Cairo at 11:15 pm and return from Aswan at 9:20 pm. The authority also extended the routes for Russian train #1004 and #1005 from Cairo to Aswan.
The trains will depart from Cairo at 9:30 am starting September 30 and return from Aswan at 11:30 am starting October 1. The authority has also rescheduled 21 special and developed trains.
The Egyptian Railways Authority back in August raised ticket prices for TOP VIP vehicles from LE300 to LE375. These air-conditioned wagons are considered to be the most luxurious vehicles operating on Egypt’s railway lines.
According to a Youm7 report, the cars are manufactured at the SEMAF factory of the Arab Organization for Industrialization in Egypt. The TOP VIP cars, which operate on Upper Egypt’s train lines, were given to the Railway Authority in 2016 and 2017 as part of a shipment of 212 air-conditioned cars. They were manufactured within Egypt through cooperation with a Chinese company, and feature a local component rate of over 40 percent.
The authority owns five luxury cars, currently operated daily under the railway VIP system.