The special service will only travel through the capitals of each governorate.
From Cairo’s ambitious monorail project, to the new Administrative Capital’s $4.5 billion high-speed train network, there has been a concerted effort over the last few years to invest in rail and other modes of non-road travel. When that investment encourages local tourism, then it’s all better.
This is the hope with a brand new, first-of-its-kind service that will be rolled out all across the country, but will only travel through the capital of each governorate. It’s the first air-conditioned third-class service, though don’t scoff at ‘third-class’ - it will cost a very reasonable EGP 150 per person when it debuts this week on the Cairo-Aswan line.
After this initial run, it is expected to roll out across other established lines, too.