CAIRO: The third VIP train in Egypt will operate Sunday at 11 p.m., announced the Egyptian National Railways (ENA) according to Youm7.
The operation of the train, the second such class to travel between Cairo and Aswan, was delayed from entering service on the originally scheduled date of Oct. 1.
First-class tickets from Cairo to Asyut cost 135 EGP ($17,) and from Cairo to Aswan cost 235 EGP while the second class ticket from Cairo to Asyut costs 85 EGP, and from Cairo to Aswan costs 135 EGP.
The ENA’s first VIP train, covering the distance between Cairo to Aswan (850 kilometers) in 11-12 hours operated ahead of the 4-day holiday of Eid al-Adha.
The trains were manufactured by the Arab Organization for Industrialization in cooperation with China, with 55 percent of its parts made in Egypt.