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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Joburg train crash: Transport minister wants answers

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Tuesday called for answers into the cause of the train crash in Johannesburg that killed a woman Metrorail employee. “As government… we need Prasa to give answers as to how a moving train can crash into a stationary one,” she told reporters at the Denver[…]

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Protesters set fire to train station in Paarl

The ticketing office of a train station in Mbekweni, Paarl was burnt down on Thursday night during a protest by residents over demands for electricity. Police were deployed from the surrounding areas to handle the situation at about 19:30, Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut told News24 on Friday. “Police took action[…]

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31 dead as train derails in northern India

Three coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India on Friday, killing 31 people, and rescuers were using gas cutters to rip apart the mangled wreckage to search for trapped people. At least 50 were injured. Rescue workers pulled 31 bodies from the wreckage, said Ashwini Srivastava, a spokesman[…]

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NYC train derails killing 7 commuters

Officials say seven people were killed and at least 12 others were injured when a commuter train struck a vehicle on the tracks north of New York City. Metro-North Railroad spokesman Aaron Donovan said the northbound train struck a Jeep Cherokee at a railroad crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday evening.[…]

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Train collides with car in Stellenbosch

One person has died and two others were injured when a train collided with a car at a level crossing in Stellenbosch, Metrorail said on Saturday. All three were from the car, said spokeswoman Riana Scott. “We can confirm a collision between a train and a vehicle this morning [Saturday][…]

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Train services may be suspended: Prasa

Violent attacks may lead to the suspension of Metrorail services, Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) CEO Mosengwa Mofi said on Friday. Prasa says even though its mandate is to provide railway services, a spate of vandalism incidents on rail lines is costing the state company millions of rands. Mofi[…]

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13 escape train fire

Thirteen passengers jumped off a Cape train when it caught fire near Wellington on Sunday. The train was travelling en route from Cape Town to Worcester. The train caught fire after an apparent electrical explosion at around 7pm at the Soetendal and Hebron stations. “The electrical spark took place in[…]

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