Ministry of Transportation cooperates with eFinance to enable online and mobile railway tickets
The Ministry of Transportation collaborates with eFinance, EFIG's subsidiary, to provide the service of reserving railway tickets "online" via the Egyptian Railway Authority's website and mobile application.
This collaboration is a continuation of the development and digital transformation processes led by the Ministry of Transportation in all affiliated bodies and sectors, in accordance with His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's directives to accelerate the use of the most advanced international systems in the field of communications and information technology to help citizens utilize railways.
Through the technology provided by eFinance, Passengers can book train tickets, pay for them using bank cards and electronic payment methods, and receive their ticket electronically, which can be printed or used as is without having to go to the train station ticket office.
The service allows passengers to register their basic data such as name, ID, and e-mail address, allowing them to book train tickets fifteen days before the train departure time. The passenger can book up to four tickets per day, and the same ticket can also be used to cross the station's electronic gates.
Passengers can also manage and alter their online bookings or refund the ticket in case of cancellation, and any money owed to them will be repaid electronically to the card used in the reservation within 15 working days after the statutory costs have been deducted.
Lieutenant-General Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transportation, stated that the Ministry will spare no effort in providing all means of comfort to citizens, and that the Ministry is eager to use the latest advances in technology to improve the system of services provided to ensure the highest quality and the greatest possible efficiency in the management and operation of all Ministry facilities.
He also expressed his pride in the Ministry and its various bodies' continued implementation of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's directives for digital transformation within Egypt's Development Vision 2030, and in collaboration with Egypt's national partner for digital transformation, EFIG and all its subsidiaries.
Mr. Ibrahim Sarhan, Chairman and CEO of EFIG, emphasized the group's continued commitment to implementing the goals of digital transformation in Egypt in collaboration with all ministries and government associations, as well as the private sector, to achieve the greatest benefit for the economy.
He went on to say that EFIG is proud of its outstanding collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation in many automation and digital transformation projects, and that the Ministry places a high value on accelerating development processes that serve citizens, which pushes the group to use all its abilities and capabilities in order to speed the implementation of projects.