CAIRO: Revenues of the Egyptian National Railways Authority (ENR) have increased by 27 percent in November 2015 to register 118.8 million EGP ($14 million) up from 93.4 million EGP in November 2014, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said on a report Thursday.
The number of train passengers increased from 17.2 million in November 2014 to 17.6 million in November 2015, according to the report.
In December, the ENR has installed dozens of ticket booths at main train stations and deployed employees at gates leading to the platform to check tickets after the number of fare-jumpers have increased.
Trains of the ENR have carried 363,200 tons of commodities in November 2015 compared to 335,900 tons during the same period last year, said the report.
The Egyptian railway system is the oldest railway network in Africa and the Middle East region as it operated in 1854. Today, the system is about 7,000 kilometers long and carries about 800 million passengers and 12 million tons of freight annually.