Train fires affecting Cape Town rail schedules

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[…]

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Public Protector to probe Metrorail in the Western Cape

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[…]

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CT train service to be severely impacted by fires

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,[…]

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