Student dies taking selfie

A 16 year-old student has been killed in Southern India while trying to take a selfie with a speeding train in the background. The boy was returning home after an excursion with friends when he was struck at a railway station outside Chennai. Witnesses say he was on the edge[…]

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Trains torched at CT station, delays expected

Two trains were torched at Cape Town station in the early hours of Tuesday morning. City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Theo Layne told News24 that the fire department was called out at around 02:00 on Tuesday morning. “Two trains were burnt on the platforms, and 10[…]

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Three arrested for Muizenberg train fire

Three teenagers have been arrested for allegedly starting a fire at Muizenberg train station which gutted three carriages on Thursday, the City of Cape Town said. According to safety and security director Richard Bosman, the three were detained by Muizenberg police in connection with the fire. The three allegedly ran[…]

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Man murdered on Cape Town train

The murder of a commuter on an early morning Cape Town train is under investigation, police confirmed on Wednesday. A train conductor is understood to have found the body of a man in a carriage at 05:00 on Wednesday morning. Police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed the murder. “An unidentified[…]

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France says gunman watched radical video before attack

French authorities have formally opened a terrorism investigation fter a thwarted attack on a high-speed train last week, saying the suspected attacker had watched a radical video onboard minutes before the violence. Prosecutor François Molins said on Tuesday the decision to open an investigation was based on the actions of[…]

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Construction likely cause of derailment: Prasa

Construction work and a lack of communication was likely the cause of a train derailment outside Kimberley late on Tuesday night, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) said. Repair work, which was meant to have been completed early on Wednesday, was being done on that section of the line,[…]

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SA’s R600 million train blunder

South African railways officials imported brand new locomotives from Europe worth hundreds of millions of rand despite explicit warnings that the trains are not suited for local rail lines. In what may be the country’s largest and most expensive recent tender blunder the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa)[…]

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Train fare to increase

If the steep price of electricity and petrol wasn’t enough for consumers to deal with, now Metrorail commuters will fork out more for train fare. The rail company on Friday announced its intention to increase train fares country wide on July 1st 2015. In the Western Cape, the annual fare[…]

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