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Metrorail train repairs to delay for weeks

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Metrorail in Cape Town has warned it could take weeks before the train service between Retreat and Simon’s Town is restored.

It has charged a truck driver who struck a level crossing boom near False Bay Station, causing severe damage.

Metrorail spokesperson, Riana Scott, says technicians could take several weeks to complete repairs.

Scott says Metrorail will be making shuttle services available to those travelling on the Southern line.

“Travel time between Simon’s Town and Cape Town is going to have an additional sixty plus minutes, that’s quite a lot so we are advising people to leave early and until further notice the following level of service applies. The trains from Cape Town will terminate at Retreat station. There’s a train shuttle operating between Retreat and Fish Hoek Station and then a train and or bus shuttle operating between Fish Hoek and Simon’s town.”

[Source: SABC]


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