I’m not late, I’ve been ‘Metrorailed’

2017-08-22 06:00

On Friday 11 August, after waiting for nearly an hour at Plumstead station, I eventually boarded a train, only to be on the train for nearly two hours to get to Cape Town.

The train stood between stations and some passengers eventually started to jump from the train and start to walk along the train lines.

After the weekend, whatever the problem was on Friday, one would have thought that the problem would have been solved.

On Monday 14 August the trains were again delayed and again stood between stations.

People are so desperate to get to work, they put their life in danger hanging out of trains, standing in front and at the back of trains. People complain about the money lost getting to work late.

This problem started at the beginning of this year and the situation is getting worse. I took some pictures just to prove to my boss what happens and why I arrive late for work.

Thank goodness I work for a wonderful and understanding company.

I hope bosses will understand the problem is not with their workers but with Metrorail.

June Cox Plumstead

On Friday 11 August, after waiting for nearly an hour at Plumstead station, I eventually boarded a train, only to be on the train for nearly two hours to get to Cape Town.

The train stood between stations and some passengers eventually started to jump from the train and start to walk along the train lines.

After the weekend, whatever the problem was on Friday, one would have thought that the problem would have been solved. On Monday 14 August the trains were again delayed and again stood between stations.

People are so desperate to get to work, they put their life in danger hanging out of trains, standing in front and at the back of trains. People complain about the money lost getting to work late.

This problem started at the beginning of this year and the situation is getting worse. I took some pictures just to prove to my boss what happens and why I arrive late for work.

Thank goodness I work for a wonderful and understanding company.

I hope bosses will understand the problem is not with their workers but with Metrorail.

June Cox Plumstead

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