Cable theft hits Daveyton trains

2012-01-11 13:02
Johannesburg - No trains were running on the Daveyton line, in the East Rand, on Wednesday morning because of stolen overhead power cables, Metrorail Gauteng said.

"Due to the severity of the damage, we anticipate that it will take approximately a week to repair the damage," it said.

It said technicians and service providers were working around the clock to repair the damage.

In the meantime, the state-owned commuter rail company had organised buses to run between Daveyton and Dunswart.

"We are pleading with our customers to exercise patience and care while we move them between the dead section by buses."

In addition, there would continue to be delays of up to 45 minutes on both peaks on the route between Pretoria/Leralla and Johannesburg until Friday.

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