Migrant trains reach Austria, Germany

Trainloads of migrants arrived in Austria and Germany from Hungary on Monday as European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of migration unprecedented in the EU. As thousands of men, women and children – many fleeing Syria’s civil war – continued to arrive from the east,[…]

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Trains derail in India after flash floods

Two passenger trains in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have derailed minutes apart on a flooded bridge, killing at least 24 people, officials say. The trains were passing each other near the town of Harda when a flash flood triggered by heavy rain struck the bridge, reports said. The[…]

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Prasa rejects train blunder reports

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) says the locomotives it acquired are the best in the world, and they are suited for local tracks. Group CEO Lucky Montana briefed reporters in Pretoria on Monday following a report in Rapport newspaper at the weekend that South African railway officials imported[…]

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Metrorail dealing with customer service problems

Metrorail has urged commuters harbouring grievances over customer services to provide to detail their complaints, following criticism of employee disrespect towards customers. The most recent complaint centred on security staff conducting ticket checks for the Metro Plus coaches in front of the doors as opposed to on the train itself,[…]

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Metrorail delays: Appeal for public assistance

Several incidents of cable theft along Maitland, Kensington and Khayelitsha have resulted in 60 to 90 minutes delays for Metrorail commuters on Monday. Although a shuttle service has been implemented to deals with the backlog, Metrorail has appealed to the community to expose those involved. “There are two ways of[…]

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Technical issues with trains resolved: Metrorail

Metrorail says there will be no train delays for the near future, as all technical difficulties have been resolved. “All is set and back on track to run smoothly as of tomorrow, so commuters can be at ease about getting to work. All technical difficulties have been resolved and were[…]

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Cable theft disrupts trains again

Cape Town train commuters were again left fuming on Friday morning as train services were halted due to early morning cable theft. The theft of four meters of cable on the approach to Cape Town Station caused major delays, with some trains were delayed for more than an hour. The[…]

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Ministers condemn train arson

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Monday condemned the burning of 19 Metrorail train coaches at the Salt River depot in Cape Town. The coaches were set alight on Sunday afternoon, forcing Metrorail technicians to work through the night to get replacements. According to Peters, the arson caused the loss of[…]

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12 dead as trains collide in India

Two passenger trains packed with festive travellers collided in northern India, killing at least 12 people and injuring 45, a railway spokesman said on Wednesday. The Lucknow-Barauni Express was changing tracks late Tuesday when it was hit from behind by the Krishak Express in Uttar Pradesh state, throwing carriages onto[…]

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