Eskom power cut to PRASA leaves thousands stranded in WCape

As if the province’s transport woes can’t any worse, the entire Western Cape rail network is temporarily suspended with immediate effect due to Eskom disconnecting traction supply.  Its believed the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) owes Eskom millions in unpaid power bills. No trains are operating at present,[…]

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Cosatu to lead march for safe, reliable rail system

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) will lead a march in Cape Town on Thursday morning to highlight its demand for a reliable and affordable commuter rail system. Cosatu Provincial Chairperson Motlatse Tsubane says they have had several meetings with the relevant stakeholders to raise their unhappiness about[…]

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All trains cancelled after fires sweep through Cape Town station

All commuter trains in Cape Town were cancelled on Thursday morning after fires at the city’s central station destroyed 18 carriages. “The entire Cape Town station is closed temporarily and the entire regional train service is suspended until further notice,” said Western Cape Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott. “Commuters are advised[…]

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