Two people have been killed and another wounded by Metrorail trains during separate incidents in the Western Cape on Tuesday afternoon. Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott said two young boys were struck on the tracks between Bonteheuwel and Netreg stations. “The 14-year-old boy was knocked by the train while the 12-year-old[…]
Since the start of 2019 nearly fifteen people have been arrested for train related crimes. In the latest incident six suspects were arrested for cable theft and stolen property. Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott says the arrests were made in areas like Nyanga, Khayelitsha, Stock Road, Philippi, Langa and Bonteheuwel. “The[…]
Many carriages have been torched and vandalised and the issue of commuter safety has escalated. Train commuters have welcomed the launch of the new Railway Enforcement Unit in Cape Town but with some reservations. A total of 84 law enforcement officers will be deployed from this week to increase security on train[…]
Provincial transport authorities along with national Transport Minister Blade Nzimande, attended the launch of the railway safety unit at Cape Town station on Saturday. The unit is currently made up of more than 80 officers who’ll be deployed on the various train lines in cape town. More officers are expected[…]
Train commuters travelling from Mitchell’s Plain into the Cape Town CBD say they have given up on the service. Commuters this morning experienced delays of up to three hours and were forced to take other modes of transport. A delegation from the DA, including Western Cape Minister of Community Safety,[…]
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is expected to brief Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Transport on Tuesday on its strategy for dealing with attacks on its trains. Cape Town’s railway stations have been beset by a string of train fires over the past several months, in addition to[…]
A “sinister force” is attempting to destroy Cape Town’s railway stations, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport Brett Herron suspects after three train carriages were set alight on Friday. According to reports a shooting and a fire caused serious train delays at Mbekweni train station in Paarl in the Western Cape.[…]
A top police officer has blamed the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) for the lack of safety on Cape Town’s trains. Briefing Parliament’s standing committee on community safety on Wednesday, SAPS representative Brigadier Bonginkosi Solucutho said one of the police’s challenges was that CCTV cameras on stations were[…]
Ten people were injured when a diesel truck collided with a Metrorail passenger train near Muldersvlei station outside Stellenbosch on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The truck was attempting to cross the railway line when the incident occurred, Western Cape traffic department spokesperson Daniel Meyer told News24. He said the truck[…]
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