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Daily News Egypt: 52.5% growth in railway passengers in August: IDSC

According to the report, of which the Daily News Egypt was able to obtain a copy, only 10.1 million passengers used railways during August 2014.
21.10.14 | Interesting article at Daily News Egypt

The number of railway passengers reached 15.4 million in August, representing 52.5% growth compared to the same period last year, according to a report issued by the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) affiliated with the cabinet.

According to the report, of which the Daily News Egypt was able to obtain a copy, only 10.1 million passengers used railways during August 2014.

“We are witnessing large demand for railway transportation at present,” said Deputy Chief of the Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) Rashad Abdel-Aty, who added that the ERA succeeded in operating 97.7% of trains in Upper Egypt and 100% of trains on coastal lines.

According to Abdel Aty, the recentholidays witnessed heightened levels of transportation between various provinces, especially during Eid al-Adha where demand increased by 200%.