Metro workers returned to work today after the government sacked their boss following a five-hour strike that paralysed Cairo.
The removal of "corrupt" Ali Hussein had been a key part of the workers' demands.
They were also protesting against poor working conditions and inadequate equipment on the two-line underground system and demanding pay rises and a share of company profits.
The four million daily passengers were forced to use the even weaker bus network.
Some passengers tried to storm ticket offices in frustration.
The latest labour unrest came as doctors in public hospitals continued industrial action that began at the start of October.
The open-ended action is seeing medics refuse to give non-emergency services in protest at the tiny amount public hospitals get out of the government's budget.
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