A Cape Town Metrorail commuter has filed a complaint with the police, alleging that ticket checkers and security guards assaulted him earlier this month. Claudious Mustaff, 39, was travelling from Salt River to Wynberg on Sunday, October 7, according to a GroundUp report. Trains were delayed by more than an[…]
Rail criminals, beware, there are new sheriffs in town. About 100 law enforcement officers have been deployed to platforms across Cape Town, in a bid to safeguard Metrorail trains from criminal activity. Scores of trains have been gutted in recent months from arson attacks, causing damage running into millions, leaving[…]
The patience of commuters will again be tested to the limit with trains in Cape Town running about an hour behind schedule. In the latest incident Tuesday afternoon, six carriages on two trains caught alight at Cape Town station. A man has been detained in connection with the latest fire. Two weeks[…]
“Until 70 percent of trains run on time for three consecutive months, monthly ticket holders should be entitled to use their ticket for the duration of the next consecutive month.” This was but one of the demands commuters were calling for yesterday, as activists from the organisation #UniteBehind hosted a[…]
Metrorail has promised a response in the next two days to demands that it compensate commuters for delays. Lobby group #UniteBehind wants the rail provider to extend monthly tickets of commuters who’ve been affected by delays until Metrorail can run a consistently reliable service. The group organised a protest in[…]
Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has repeated his call for information that could lead to the arrest of those responsible for the attacks on trains in Cape Town last week. Arson attacks damaged six coaches in three separate incidents, his office said. The department of community safety has put up[…]
The Public Protector is expected to probe alleged mismanagement by Metrorail in the Western Cape, after complaints were highlighted by the provincial legislature’s standing committee on transport and public works. Committee chairperson Nceba Hinana last week wrote a letter to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, in which he raised concerns about[…]
All stops are being pulled out to find those responsible for three arson attacks on trains in Cape Town this month, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) board said on Sunday. “It is clear to us that this is the work of people who have placed themselves as enemies[…]
Repairs to the two platforms at Cape Town station damaged during a fire last week were completed on Tuesday. In a statement, Metrorail said Platforms 15 and 16 were back in business after repairs had been completed and structural engineers confirmed that the integrity of the overhead concrete structures had[…]
Metrorail faces another setback after 11 carriages were left gutted in a devastating fire at the Cape Town railway station on Saturday afternoon. According to Metrorail, Cape Town station’s platforms 15 and 16 will be closed until further notice. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined however,[…]
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.