Train commuters in Pretoria and Cape Town should be able to access full train services again in November. That is if the Passenger Rail Agency (PRASA) meets its deadline to restore services. The Mabopane-Pretoria corridor is currently running on limited services due to cable theft during the hard lockdown. Part[…]
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[…]
At least seven people have been killed and scores injured in a crash involving a high-speed train in Ankara, according to a Turkish official. Ankara Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters in televised remarks that “43 people were injured and unfortunately seven of our citizens were found dead”, as the fast[…]
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[…]
Dozens of people have been killed after a train ran into a crowd in northern India. The incident on Friday took place on the outskirts of Amritsar city, Punjab state, where hundreds of people had assembled near a railway track to watch a religious festival. “We have 59 confirmed dead. The toll can rise,”[…]
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[…]
Twenty-four people were killed when a train derailed in northwest Turkey this weekend, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag said on Monday, a sharp jump from the previous toll of 10. The Anadolu news agency quoted Akdag as saying search operations this morning had now been completed at the wreck of[…]
Seven people were killed when a train collided with a bakkie at a level crossing in Cape Town early on Friday. The force of the impact destroyed part of the vehicle at the crossing in Blackheath. Metrorail initially attributed the crash to “human error”. Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa[…]
The South African activist group United Behind, protested against the Cape Town Metrorail train services on Tuesday. The coordinator Vuka Zukiswa said the purpose of the protest was due to, “dodgy tenders and corruption thatwas draining money meant to fix issues that railway commuters meet daily.” About 30 members protected[…]
Ricardo Afrika photographed and filmed train surfers by sticking his cellphone camera out of a broken window on Metrorail’s central line, GroundUp reported. Train surfers stand outside a train, either on the side or on the top, while a train is moving. They perform stunts, such as dodging the overhead[…]
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