By far the most efficient mode of public transportation in Cairo, the Metro is clean, reliable, and cheap. Tickets cost from £E1; there are no multiday passes. Trains run from South Cairo (Helwan) to North Cairo (Heliopolis), with sublines to Shubra, Ataba, and Abdin. One of the most useful lines is the cross-Nile line from Giza to Shubra. The Metro runs from 5:30 am to midnight in winter (to 1 am in summer), with trains arriving every 5 to 10 minutes. Each train has cars in the middle reserved for women and children. Women traveling alone are advised to sit here, especially during rush-hour travel, to avoid being hassled or groped.
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