train fires

Teenage boys arrested for huge Metrorail trains blaze

After releasing CCTV footage from the aftermath of the torching of Cape Town trains, police believe they have nabbed those behind the attack. Western Cape police said on Wednesday they had arrested two teenage boys, aged 14 and 15, who are believed to be the main suspects behind the torching of[…]

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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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Prasa to brief Parliament on its strategy

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is expected to brief Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Transport on Tuesday on its strategy for dealing with attacks on its trains. Cape Town’s railway stations have been beset by a string of train fires over the past several months, in addition to[…]

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