By Tauhierah Salie Commuters should brace themselves for chaos on Cape Town’s public transport system on Friday, as the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) and the United National Transport Union (Untu) are expected to embark on a nationwide strike. Speaking to VOC, the deputy-general secretary of Fedusa, Riefdah Ajam,[…]
The United National Transport Union (UNTU) plans to hold a national protected strike to highlight the continuous issues linked to ailing parastatal Prasa. This decision follows almost 10 months after the Public Protector announced that she would conduct an investigation to determine the causes behind the countless attacks on Metrorail[…]
An investigation has been launched into what led to the collision of a passenger train and a rail maintenance locomotive which left at least 50 passengers injured in Mamelodi, Pretoria on Saturday. Gauteng Metrorail spokesperson, Lillian Mofokeng, said the accident happened at about 18:24 at Eerste Fabrieke Station. She said[…]
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has condemned the latest incident of train arson, saying such attacks endanger the lives and livelihoods of residents of the province. On Tuesday night, another train was gutted at Cape Town station, which will result in chaos for commuters. According to a statement from PRASA,[…]
The Democratic Alliance says the South African rail system has “gone to the dogs”. The party held a picket outside the offices of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) in Hatfield, Pretoria on Wednesday. The small throng demanded the immediate improvement of passenger safety for rail commuters in[…]
A 15-year-old boy was killed on Tuesday morning after falling from a train and being hit by a second one near Maitland station. Metrorail Western Cape spokesperson Riana Scott said emergency medical services responded and police services responded to the incident for further investigation. “The operational impact was the closure[…]
Following the fatal train collision in Mountainview, Pretoria that left four people dead and 620 injured earlier this year, the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) is considering suspending the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa) safety permit again, GroundUp reports. If the permit is suspended, Metrorail trains across the country will stop[…]
Train commuters are advised to make alternative arrangements after a man was electrocuted while he was on top of a Metrorail train travelling from Philippi station towards Cape Town early on Wednesday. Metrorail’s spokesperson Riana Scott said all Chris Hani trains are forced to terminate at Phillipi station. “Chris Hani[…]
Metrorail has confirmed two incidents of passengers falling out of trains on Thursday morning. The first incident occured on board between Melton Rose and Blackheath, where a young male fell after travelling between carriages. Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott said the line between Melton Rose and Blackheath was previously closed. The[…]
The City of Cape Town’s new Rail Enforcement Unit have been met with mixed emotions by Cape Town Metrorail passengers, who remain hopeful that the unit will help combat crime on trains. The 100 officers were deployed last Monday, in a joint initiative between the City of Cape Town, provincial[…]
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