Metrorail

Ministers condemn train arson

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Monday condemned the burning of 19 Metrorail train coaches at the Salt River depot in Cape Town. The coaches were set alight on Sunday afternoon, forcing Metrorail technicians to work through the night to get replacements. According to Peters, the arson caused the loss of[…]

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Peters condemns arson at metrorail depot

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Monday condemned the burning of 19 Metrorail train coaches at the Salt River depot in Cape Town. The coaches were set alight on Sunday afternoon forcing Metrorail technicians to work through the night to reconfigure replacement sets. According to Peters, the arson attack led to[…]

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2115 arrests in rail offenses

Although 2115 arrests have been made in the past six months, in which 9% are related to cable thefts, metal theft remains a devastating issue. At its critical point, it requires a definitive and effective solution, says regional manager of Metrorail, Richard Walker. Speaking to journalists at Cape Town Station[…]

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13 escape train fire

Thirteen passengers jumped off a Cape train when it caught fire near Wellington on Sunday. The train was travelling en route from Cape Town to Worcester. The train caught fire after an apparent electrical explosion at around 7pm at the Soetendal and Hebron stations. “The electrical spark took place in[…]

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Metrorail services on track

As Capetonians restarted the working week on Monday, Metrorail said its services were back on track. Last week, train services were halted after vandals cut signal cables on the Phillip line, leaving hundreds of thousands of commuters stranded. Vandals first struck last Wednesday leaving cables in 25 areas ruined. On[…]

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Metrorail to return to normal

Metrorail will on Monday be restoring all its services to the areas on the Cape Flats affected by vandalism this week. Vandals butchered signal cables on the Phillpi line, leaving Metrorail property severely damaged and thousands of commuters stranded. Railway lines from Phillipi onwards were damaged where the railway line[…]

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Grant condemns Metrorail vandalism

Western Cape transport MEC Donald Grant on Wednesday condemned the vandalism of Metrorail infrastructure. “These vandals reportedly butchered signal cables at the busy section between Philippi and Nyanga, adversely affecting the train service between Nyanga and Khayelitsha/Chris Hani and Kapteinsklip/Mitchells Plain,” Grant said in a statement. Acts of vandalism threatened[…]

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