CAIRO: The Egyptian National Railways (ENA) announced it will operate its 4th “VIP” train between Cairo and Aswan as of Nov.8, Youm7 reported.
“The train will leave Cairo at 5:40 p.m., it will stop in Asyut, Nagaa Hammadi, and Luxor train stations before it arrives in Aswan at 5:00 a.m. the following day,” Youm7 quoted ENA Chairmain Major General Ahmed Hamed Saturday.
The trains were manufactured by the Arab Organization for Industrialization in cooperation with China, with 55 percent of its parts made in Egypt, according to Hamed.
First class tickets from Cairo to Asyut cost 135 EGP ($17,) and from Cairo to Aswan costs 235 EGP while the second class ticket from Cairo to Asyut costs 85 EGP, and from Cairo to Aswan costs 135 EGP, said Hamed.
The VIP train is equipped with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi internet service, health services including a medic for urgent cases, and security cameras in every coach, he added.
The ENA’s first VIP train, covering the distance between Cairo to Aswan (850 kilometers) in 11-12 hours, operated in Sep. ahead of the 4-day holiday of Eid al-Adha.