UNTU plans national strike over poor train services

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[…]

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Probe launched into Mamelodi train collision

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[…]

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Premier calls for action on train arson

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,[…]

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Boy dies after being hit by train

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[…]

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Metrorail trains across SA at risk of coming to a stand still

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[…]

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