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Train delays following electrocution in Phillipi

Train commuters are advised to make alternative arrangements after a man was electrocuted while he was on top of a Metrorail train travelling from Philippi station towards Cape Town early on Wednesday.

Metrorail’s spokesperson Riana Scott said all Chris Hani trains are forced to terminate at Phillipi station.

“Chris Hani trains will be forced to terminate at Phillipi station this morning. We advise all our commuters to make alternative arrangements between Phillipi and Chris Hani as bus providers are unable to assist during peak hours,” she said.

The Kapteinsklip services are however still fully operational.

Nine platforms at Cape Town railway station will be closed to the public for a week to allow for a signal system’s upgrade. Scott said the upgrade from January 26 until January 30 involves replacing the old heavily copper-reliant signalling system with a new electronic type of system.

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