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Ferries

Post by denisegr » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:49 pm

Looking for a bit of advice, i want to visit the West bank a few times in the evenings last year we got a taxi but I've been thinking about the ferry, do they run at night, is it easy to get a taxi at the wb and having limited mobility are they easy to access any help gratefully received.


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Re: Ferries

Post by hatusu » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:35 am

The ferry does run at night and so do the motorboats, and the state of the ferry at the moment I would recommend motorboat. Much cheaper than a taxi all the way round and saves about half an hour.

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Re: Ferries

Post by denisegr » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:50 am

Thanks, for that what would you class as a fair price and do have the same boat for the return and pay at the end ?
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Re: Ferries

Post by carrie » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:38 am

The ferries are a bit of a disgrace at the moment but you mention mobility problems, my friend is the same and she finds getting on and off the motor boats very difficult plus the steep ramp getting down to them. Sometimes also the motor boats park next to each other so you have to climb over another one before you get to the landing stage, She always takes the local ferry that costs 5le each way and the tuk tuks park near the ferry the taxis quite close too.

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Post by Moonstone » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:07 pm

As Carrie has said, the old ferries running at the moment are not good. I, too, have mobility problems and find the ferry easier for me, especially now with the river being so low. I find the motor boat ramps, particularly on the East Bank, are lethal. At least the ferry landings on both sides have proper steps and handrails with a ramp for those not good with stairs. And you also get a good insight into local life!!!
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Re: Ferries

Post by denisegr » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:19 pm

Thanks for the replys
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Re: Ferries

Post by hatusu » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:50 am

Ive just been told that one of the ferries broke down in the middle of the river yesterday for about half an hour mid-day.

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Re: Ferries

Post by hatusu » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:10 pm

Ive been told that several Egyptians are writing to the governor about the state of the ferries after the recent problems. It says something about how bad it is when Egyptians are worried about safety!

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Re: Ferries

Post by Winged Isis » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:42 pm

hatusu wrote:Ive just been told that one of the ferries broke down in the middle of the river yesterday for about half an hour mid-day.
There was a photo on Luxor News Live Facebook page.
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Re: Ferries

Post by hatusu » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:51 am

Love the English translation of the post on Luxor News Live -

"The infectious malfunctioned in the morning in the middle of the Nile.. and the other pulled him to the west"

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Re: Ferries

Post by Winged Isis » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:16 am

They're always good for a laugh. I've figured out "crank" means Karnak.
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Re: Ferries

Post by HEPZIBAH » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:42 pm

According to Luxor NewsLive there is a new ferry due next week.
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Re: Ferries

Post by Winged Isis » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:21 pm

I now cannot read their posts as the translate option has disappeared. Any ideas how to fix this?????
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Re: Ferries

Post by HEPZIBAH » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:03 pm

Winged Isis wrote:I now cannot read their posts as the translate option has disappeared. Any ideas how to fix this?????
I had the English translation without any problem. My problem was that I was reading it on my phone and when I tried to copy and paste it here it would only past the original Arabic.
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Re: Ferries

Post by HEPZIBAH » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:11 pm

On my laptop now and I can copy the actual post over.

Luxor News Live

Yesterday at 18:00 ·
وصول عبارة نهرية جديدة الي الأقصر الاسبوع المقبل

مباشر من الأقصر

أكدت مصادر داخل ديوان محافظة الاقصر عن وصول عبارة نهرية جديدة لنقل المواطنين من البر الغربي إلي الشرقي والعكس....
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New River Ferry arrival to luxor next week

مباشر من الأقصر

Sources within the Luxor Governorate office have confirmed the arrival of a new river ferry to move citizens from west to east and vice
The New phrase is expected to be large and expanded in terms of the ability to transfer citizens equivalent to the capacity of the current
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Re: Ferries

Post by newcastle » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:32 am

HEPZIBAH wrote:On my laptop now and I can copy the actual post over.

Luxor News Live

Yesterday at 18:00 ·
وصول عبارة نهرية جديدة الي الأقصر الاسبوع المقبل

مباشر من الأقصر

أكدت مصادر داخل ديوان محافظة الاقصر عن وصول عبارة نهرية جديدة لنقل المواطنين من البر الغربي إلي الشرقي والعكس....
See more
New River Ferry arrival to luxor next week

مباشر من الأقصر

Sources within the Luxor Governorate office have confirmed the arrival of a new river ferry to move citizens from west to east and vice
The New phrase is expected to be large and expanded in terms of the ability to transfer citizens equivalent to the capacity of the current

Well you now know it's true.....you need to travel from West to East to find vice. :lol:

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Re: Ferries

Post by hatusu » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:43 am

So now we know why it's infectious.

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Re: Ferries

Post by Winged Isis » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:12 am

Suddenly the See Translation button is back. :)
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Re: Ferries

Post by HEPZIBAH » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:40 pm

Hope you are all poised, like twitchers, with your cameras ready to record the arrival of the new ferry.

I've not seen anymore mention of it. I just hope, if there is a new ferry, that it will be treated with a bit more respect than the last ones - and that the stairs and handrail are sturdier.
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Re: Ferries

Post by Winged Isis » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:42 pm

One photo of the deck on Luxor News Live.
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