CT train service to be severely impacted by fires

Metrorail faces another setback after 11 carriages were left gutted in a devastating fire at the Cape Town railway station on Saturday afternoon. According to Metrorail, Cape Town station’s platforms 15 and 16 will be closed until further notice. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined however,[…]

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Damaged trains to cost R30 million to repair

As authorities investigate who is behind Saturday’s attack on a train at the Cape Town station, its believed the estimated cost of the damaged coaches is approximately R30 million. Just after 4pm on Saturday, two trains caught fire at Cape Town station. Whilst the reasons behind the fire are still[…]

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Commuters left stranded as bus drivers down keys

Commuters on the Cape Flats are bearing the brunt of the nationwide bus strike, with thousands of people still waiting for transport to the CBD and other areas. A nationwide strike by bus drivers has inconvenienced an estimated 1.4 million commuters who are struggling to find other modes of transport to[…]

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Train conditions “inhumane: Cape Chamber

“Suburban trains are packed way beyond their capacity. The conditions are inhuman and much worse than I could possibly have imagined. That’s how the president of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and industry, Janine Myburgh, described her experience, after she and Councillor Brett Herron, the City Council’s Mayoral Committee responsible[…]

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No quick fix for Cape Town’s trains, commuters told

There is “no quick fix” to the problems with Cape Town’s trains, says Metrorail’s Riana Scott, in response to a letter from eight train commuters complaining about constant delays and shortages of trains on the southern line, GroundUp reports. In the letter, sent on August 17, the commuters complained of[…]

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When Metrorail fails

By Ra-ees Moerat In recent weeks commuters had to endure an increase in train delays and cancellations, attributed to technical faults and cable theft. Moreover, some commuters go to the taxi rank‚ but usually find that taxis are full and return to the station where they wait until a train shows[…]

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Report train vandals to police, Prasa urges

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has called on the public to snitch on those behind the arson, theft and damage to Metrorail’s trains and cables in Gauteng and the Western Cape, or it may have to start reducing services on high-risk lines. This after two more coaches[…]

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Metrorail terminates some trains to Khayelitsha

Metrorail has announced that it has been forced to temporarily terminate trains to Khayelitsha from Mandalay station. In a statement on Tuesday, Metrorail regional manager Richard Walker said the forced termination was due to a joint operation to remove illegal electrical connections between Nolungile and Nonkqubela. This, however, resulted in[…]

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