Overnight vandalism shuts down Cape Town trains

2016-11-27 14:06
(File photo, Lulama Zenzile, Die Burger)

(File photo, Lulama Zenzile, Die Burger)

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Cape Town - Train services in Cape Town have been shut down following vandalism to carriages in the early hours of Sunday, Metrorail announced.

"Metrorail has suspended all train services in the region to permit urgent repair work to be done to its damaged equipment," regional manager Richard Walker said.

He said the shutdown would ensure passenger safety as technical teams needed to attend to the "extensive damage".

"The damage affects the safe operation of trains across the network."

Walker said the aim was to complete repairs later on Sunday. In the interim, commuters have been urged to make alternative arrangements.

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