Train traffic in Upper Egypt screeched to a halt for over an hour on Friday when a train conductor stopped his train in the middle of his route because it was the end of the shift.
When the conductor pulled into Wasty Station in the Beni Suef Governorate, he stopped the train and refused to continue, asking for another conductor to finish the trip because his shift was over.
Commuters exited the train and gathered on the railway tracks as they waited. Security department officials negotiated with the conductor for 80 minutes, ultimately convincing him to finish the journey as a replacement conductor was not available.
Once the train resumed operation and pulled out of the station, Cairo-Aswan train traffic returned to normal.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm