The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has described a hefty prison sentence handed down to a train arsonist in Cape Town as a major victory. Ricardo Khan was sentenced this week to 20 years behind bars for torching a Metrorail train carriage at Eerste River Station two years[…]
LOCAL After nearly two years of bruising lockdowns which saw Gauteng’s commuter rail network destroyed by thieves, Metrorail commuter train services continue their slow comeback. Trains from Park Station to Naledi in Soweto were the latest services to resume, with three travelling the route each way daily. This is a[…]
Legal analyst and attorney, Raznae Narayansami, says government needs to ensure that the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) makes the safety and welfare of the public its priority in accordance with its constitutional mandate. The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of a passenger who was seriously wounded[…]
A R1.4bn “mega project” has been presented to Khayelitsha community stakeholders to resuscitate its practically defunct rail service, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa said on Thursday. Newly appointed administrator Bongisizwe Mpondo and several of his technical team reported back to local leaders two weeks after an initial meeting,[…]
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says the state of lawlessness in the commuter rail environment must end. He visited Cape Town Train Station after two trains were torched and 18 coaches were gutted. In the early hours of this morning, 2 train sets were set alight at Cape Town station this[…]
Lorenzo Anthony does not consider himself a hero, but that is what many have called him since he helped a man fight off armed robbers while travelling on a train in Cape Town last week. After visiting an optometrist on Thursday, Anthony decided to visit his college and hopped on the[…]
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has condemned the latest incident of train arson, saying such attacks endanger the lives and livelihoods of residents of the province. On Tuesday night, another train was gutted at Cape Town station, which will result in chaos for commuters. According to a statement from PRASA,[…]
Issues of rail safety and a dispute between the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa ( Prasa) and Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) over the attempted shutdown of train services in the country was the main focus at a transport portfolio committee meeting on Wednesday in Parliament. In the first three[…]
Train commuters travelling from Mitchell’s Plain into the Cape Town CBD say they have given up on the service. Commuters this morning experienced delays of up to three hours and were forced to take other modes of transport. A delegation from the DA, including Western Cape Minister of Community Safety,[…]
All stops are being pulled out to find those responsible for three arson attacks on trains in Cape Town this month, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) board said on Sunday. “It is clear to us that this is the work of people who have placed themselves as enemies[…]
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