Vandalism delays Gauteng trains
Johannesburg - Vandals were behind a disruption of Gauteng train services this week, Metrorail said on Wednesday.
They burnt R1m worth of cables in the early hours of Tuesday, Metrorail spokesperson Tony Games said in a statement.
Points and signals were damaged.
"This affected all the corridors in the west and east of Johannesburg on Tuesday, including the trains travelling from Pretoria to Johannesburg," Games said.
"Trains were experiencing delays of more than one hour, which inconvenienced hundreds of commuters from all the corridors."
Games said the company's technical team was working on the problem to restore services for the Wednesday afternoon peak period.
"We sincerely apologise to the customers and appeal to the public to help us bring to book those responsible," he said.