Arson attacks

Train fire victim to take Metrorail to court

A 42-year-old mother from Cape Town is planning on taking Metrorail to court after she sustained third-degree burns and lung damage when the train she was travelling in was set on fire last month. Leigh Jansen was on a train travelling between the Ottery and Southfield train stations on her[…]

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Metrorail forced to slash 40 peak-hour trips

Metrorail said it could take up to a year and a half before rail services are back to normal, but in the meantime, it is trying to make travelling less painful for commuters. The railway agency has had to cancel 40 peak hour trains trips in Cape Town, and has[…]

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Metrorail mess hobbles Cape Town businesses

Bosses say the ongoing crisis with Metrorail has forced them to relook at how they run their businesses, from allowing flexitime to getting staff to work from home. In a Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry member survey, bosses reported that their staff had became demotivated and unreliable trains had[…]

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R70m damage to Metrorail infrastructure

In less than two weeks, the damage caused to Metrorail infrastructure stands at R70m, the company said on Tuesday. And the results of the vandalism, which led to two-hour commuter delays on Monday, could take several days to repair or replace. Track circuits between Bonteheuwel and Netreg as well as[…]

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Metrorail arson attacks: Delays 15 – 30 minutes

Commuters who make use of the Metrorail train service were faced with delays due to the destruction of ten carriages and five platforms. The trains were destroyed by a fire that erupted at Cape Town Train Station on Saturday. Spokesperson for Metrorail, Riana Scott, explained that Metrorail delays on Monday[…]

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