VIDEO: Female Metro Passengers Fight with Egyptian Police Officer

VIDEO: Female Metro Passengers Fight with Egyptian Police Officer

A video showing a low-ranking police officer (2ameen shorta) allegedly harassing women in an Egyptian metro has been going viral on Facebook. The video indicates that he was in an altercation with one specific woman, which then turned the entirety of the metro’s all-female passengers against him.     The altercation -according to the Facebook […]

Metro Official Spokesman Claims Fatwa Booths Aim at Fighting Extremist Ideologies

Metro Official Spokesman Claims Fatwa Booths Aim at Fighting Extremist Ideologies

  Cairo’s Downtown Al Shohada metro station has caused quite the social media outrage this past week. In what many thought was a random and out of place decision, a fatwa committee booth was set up at the metro station with two on duty Al-Azhar sunni clerics present. The kiosk is one of many others […]

Ramses Station Introduces Golf Carts for Senior Citizens and People with Disabilities

Ramses Station Introduces Golf Carts for Senior Citizens and People with Disabilities

  The President of Railways for Integrated Services, Major General Refeat Hetata, has announced that for the first time in Egypt they will be introducing golf carts in Ramses station to help senior citizens and people with disabilities to commute through the station.     Hetata has confirmed to Youm7 that they already acquired three carts […]

The Doubling of Cairo Metro’s Ticket Prices Receive Initial Approval

The Doubling of Cairo Metro’s Ticket Prices Receive Initial Approval

  According to Al Masry Al Youm, the Minister of Transport, Hisham Arafat, proposed the idea of doubling the metro’s ticket prices — raising it from 1 EGP to 2 EGP — to the cabinet, and they have given their initial approval. The cabinet wants Arafat to propose the idea o the Parliament’s Transport Committee in […]

Video of an Egyptian Singing in the Metro Will Make Your Day 200% Better

Video of an Egyptian Singing in the Metro Will Make Your Day 200% Better

by Maryam Taher

  Those of us who are lucky enough to travel are probably familiar with the video above. What’s that? It’s a person who performs or entertains in public spaces for money or for fun. It is actually one of my favorite things to experience when I’m using the subways abroad, but have you ever seen […]

Since the Zamalek Metro Is Happening, We Pray It Ends up Exactly Like This

Since the Zamalek Metro Is Happening, We Pray It Ends up Exactly Like This

Zamalek residents have been protesting for what feels like ages against having a metro station in their island, but just yesterday Transportation Minister Galal Saeed told Al Shorouk that the project is in fact happening. The Zamalek Association has been extremely vocal about their fear for the safety of the island’s old buildings, in addition to the traffic […]

Egypt to Increase Metro Fares?

Egypt to Increase Metro Fares?

  After months of speculation and denial, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has acknowledged that metro fares will be increasing, although he did not say when or by how much. “We have yet to decide on the rate of the increase, but services will not be sustainable if the ticket price does not change,” Ismail said in […]

I Took the Metro in Cairo… And I Liked It!

I Took the Metro in Cairo… And I Liked It!

  Mission: Arrive at the office at 10 am.   9:00 am: Climb down the stairs of Kolyet ElBanat metro station in Heliopolis, heading into the unknown. I purchase a ticket for one Egyptian pound, cross the turnstile and wait for the metro to arrive. 9:01 am: I look for maps to try and figure […]

Profile: Magdy El Shafee, Graphic Novelist and Author of Metro

Profile: Magdy El Shafee, Graphic Novelist and Author of Metro

Magdy El Shafee is the pioneer of the Arabic adult graphic novel in Egypt. Many even refer to him as the godfather of this genre in the country. His book Metro was first published in 2008 by Malameh publishing house. Soon after it was published, the police raided the publishing house and confiscated all copies […]

Bomb Scare On Cairo Metro

Two home-made bombs planted on Cairo’s metro line were defused this morning, Egypt’s state-run news agency reported. As a result, parts of the metro were briefly closed. The bombs were discovered near the Helmeyat al-Zaytoun station in northeast Cairo. Aprille Muscara News and culture junkie interested in human rights, new media and politics. Former aspiring […]