Egyptian railway service halted

The Railway Authority announced today that it will stop all service throughout the country and refrained from explaining the reasons and the deadline for the return of its services. 

An official source within the authority, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the decision is an attempt to thwart the activities of convicts and prisoners from spreading to different Egyptian cities.

Another source said that the government is trying to stop the flow of people to Cairo to take part in tomorrow's one-million people protest, which is intended to renew demands for the ouster President Hosni Mubarak. 

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