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WATCH: Cape Town train surfers risk their lives 'for adrenaline'

2017-10-17 05:13

Young men in Cape Town risk their lives by "train surfing". Ricardo Afrika has photographed and filmed train surfers by sticking his cellphone camera out of a broken window on Metrorail’s central line.

City of Cape Town wants to get Metrorail back on track

2017-10-10 14:32

The City of Cape Town says it wants to take control over the beleaguered Metrorail, which it said is in danger of collapsing.

Public transport to maintain 'regular schedules' in CT amid Cosatu march

2017-09-26 20:02

Golden Arrow bus services, Metrorail and MyCiTi have said they do not foresee any serious disruptions to their travel routes in Cape Town as Cosatu takes to the streets in a nationwide anti-state capture march.

Broken lifts and stairs for commuters with wheelchairs

2017-09-21 13:01

There is no time frame on when railway stations in Cape Town will be universally accessible, but they will be upgraded says Metrorail.

WATCH: Metrorail's 'Joseph' has commuters in stitches during an 'emotional' train ride

2017-09-06 14:24

Metrorail trips aren't always a laughing matter, but one commuter had other passengers in the carriage in stitches with a phone call.

No quick fix for Cape Town’s trains, commuters told

2017-08-25 05:37

There is “no quick fix” to the problems with Cape Town’s trains, says Metrorail, in response to a letter from eight train commuters complaining about constant delays and shortages of trains.

Cape Town train commuters risk death to get to work

2017-08-24 18:48

The rush hour commute from Bonteheuwel to Cape Town is a daily death-defying feat, according to passengers who use the crowded service.

Tshwane roads, railway lines blocked and cars pelted in taxi protest

2017-08-16 07:28

Taxi drivers have embarked on illegal protest action in Tshwane, blocking several roads and railway lines and pelting passing cars with rocks.

Labour dept finally agrees to pay slain train driver's family

2017-07-07 13:46

The Department of Labour has finally come through for the family of murdered train driver Piet Botha, approving the compensation they were owed 12 months on, with back-pay.

MKMVA blames Prasa for death of security guard

2017-06-29 11:11

The Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association says the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa should be held responsible for the death of a former employee.

 

City of Cape Town intends to take over Metrorail

2017-10-12 13:36

Mayoral Committee Member for Transportation and Urban Development Brett Herron has announced that the City intended to take over the management of Metrorail.

Heroic train driver in recovery after rescuing commuters

2017-10-03 16:20

A Metrorail train driver has been hailed as a hero after he was stabbed while rescuing four female passengers from armed robbers.

Cosatu lays charges against Metrorail with Cape Town police

2017-09-21 21:24

Cosatu in the Western Cape has laid charges against Metrorail at Cape Town Central Police Station, citing the the worsening situation of train transport in the city over the past 10 years.

Armed group ambushes Cape Town Metrorail officers

2017-09-18 11:08

Two Metrorail protection services officials were forced to flee for their lives after a group of around 20 men ambushed them near Bonteheuwel station, says a spokesperson.

Metrorail costs Cape businesses millions - survey

2017-09-03 15:22

Disruptions in Metrorail's services cost Western Cape businesses millions in lost production hours, while employees travelling by train suffer assault and theft on daily basis, a survey has found.

Vandals, thieves causing train overcrowding, delays - Metrorail

2017-08-24 22:48

Metrorail has warned that, unless the crime and social problems that are spilling into its network are dealt with, all of its measures to replace carriages and build fences along railway lines will be meaningless.

Tickets for Western Cape man caught vandalising Metrorail train

2017-08-23 18:11

A man has been arrested for allegedly vandalising the interior of a train carriage near Klapmuts in the Cape Winelands district, Metrorail has said.

Metrorail services to resume between Vereeniging, Midway

2017-07-10 17:50

Metrorail’s services between Veereniging and Midway are set to resume after protesters demanding housing stopped trains from running last month.

EXCLUSIVE: Wife of slain train driver still waiting for compensation a year later

2017-07-05 10:24

The family of a Metrorail train driver who was gunned down at a Cape Town train station is still battling to get monthly compensation owed to them approved by the State, 12 months later.

Riding as a Yibha is ayoba

2017-06-25 06:02

Formed in the early 2000s, the amaYibha group – as they fondly refer to themselves – comprise young and older male train passengers, aged between 16 and 50, who have an influence over your enjoyment or dread of riding Metrorail trains in Gauteng.

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