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Govt figures show revenues from railway passengers increases

Official data shows that revenues from passenger tickets on Egyptian railways increased by 15.8 per cent from January to September of this year

Ahram Online, Tuesday 13 Nov 2012
Egypt railway revenues record LE758 million over 9 months in 2012 (Photo: Reuters)
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Revenues from passenger traffic on Egypt's railways grew by 15.8 per cent between January and September compared to the same period of last year, reaching some LE758 million.

Data from the Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Centre (IDSC) showed that the number of passengers increased from 160.8 million to 173.8 million in the first nine months of 2011.

The volume of goods transported by Egypt's railways decreased by 14.2 per cent to 963.5 million tonnes in the same period, and income from  transport of merchandise decreased by almost 30 per cent to some LE111 million, compared to LE157.9 million from January and September 2011.


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