ARTICLES RELATING TO METRORAIL

Will Metrorail users have to wait 17 years for decent service?

2017-02-22 17:54

Cancellations, delays, overcrowding and criminal activity are a daily problem faced by Metrorail commuters. On particularly bad days, delays can be as long as four hours.

Pretoria train crash injured now number over 200

2017-02-21 09:30

The final figure of the number of people injured when two passenger trains heading in opposite directions collided head-on at the Rosslyn station is currently at 216, Metrorail has said.

Crash causes delays on busy Cape Town commuter train line

2017-01-29 17:17

Commuters who use the Retreat-Simon's Town Metrorail line should add at least an hour to their travelling time as technicians repair signals damaged after a delivery van crashed into a level-crossing boom.

Veld fire delays Cape Town trains

2017-01-05 15:16

Cape Town trains have been delayed for more than an hour after a veld fire damaged the wiring that regulates signals, Metrorail says.

Carriages gutted as train goes up in flames in Cape Town

2016-12-02 12:32

A train has been partially destroyed in a fire at Thornton station, Metrorail has confirmed.

More delays for Cape Town train commuters

2016-11-29 18:21

Cape Town's train commuters are in for more delays on Tuesday, as Metrorail continues its laborious train shuttle system while damaged and stolen cables are repaired and replaced.

Not yet clear when Cape Town trains will be fully back on track

2016-11-28 17:17

It is not yet clear when work to completely restore Cape Town train services will be completed following a shutdown of all operations, Metrorail says.

Gauteng train crash injures more than 200 injured, 1 dead

2016-10-24 20:26

More than 200 people have been injured in a train collision in Tembisa, say paramedics.

Metrorail cautiously resuming Cape Town lines

2016-09-24 18:12

Metrorail is cautiously resuming services along its Khayelitsha/Kapteinsklip/Sarepta line after services were cancelled because of protest damage.

Petrol bomb suspect, 37 Langa protesters appear in court

2016-09-21 13:47

A man arrested with a petrol bomb and 37 people who protested over housing in Langa have appeared in court, the NPA have confirmed.

 

Prasa must impose 'severe' consequences to avoid further accidents - Peters

2017-02-21 11:33

Prasa should impose "severe" consequence management measures following a head-on collision between two passenger trains at the Rosslyn station, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has said.

Toddler recovering after fall from broken railway bridge

2017-02-07 17:02

Three-year-old Alime Mosekamidi is recovering after falling about 5m from a railway bridge with a section of broken railing.

Almost 50 cases of vandalism per month at Metrorail

2017-01-23 20:16

Metrorail in the Western Cape has around 47 incidents of vandalism a month, or four to five a day.

Alleged killer of Metrorail train driver back in court

2016-12-23 07:42

Marlon Johnson and his co-accused are expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court for the murder of Metrorail train driver Piet Botha.

2 of Cape Town's major 3 train lines running, with some delays

2016-11-30 11:59

Two of Cape Town's three main train lines are back up and running after three days of around the clock repair work to Metrorail's vandalised equipment which wreaked havoc on the service.

'Train shuttle' introduced as Metrorail repairs continue for third day

2016-11-29 10:00

A 'train shuttle' and auxiliary bus service will continue to operate as Metrorail’s remedial work on its vandalised equipment enters a third day.

Overnight vandalism shuts down Cape Town trains

2016-11-27 14:06

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

1 killed as trains crash in Gauteng

2016-10-24 15:04

One person has died after two trains collided on the rail split from Kaalfontein station towards Oakmoor and Tembisa stations, paramedics say.

Cape Town's central rail lines still closed

2016-09-21 17:40

Metrorail's trains to Khayelitsha and Kapteinsklip will remain suspended for the rest of Wednesday and Thursday, due to damage from protests, the company says.

Metrorail CTN suspends trains on central line

2016-09-20 23:09

Metrorail in Cape Town on Tuesday suspended trains in the central service corridor following a service delivery protest in Langa, the railway operator said in a statement.

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