ARTICLES RELATING TO METRORAIL

Metrorail offers R100 000 for info on 'orchestrated sabotage' of trains

2015-12-28 16:44

Metrorail Western Cape has offered a R100 000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the people behind the torching of 25 of its carriages and a station this year.

Six coaches catch fire at Cape Town train station

2015-12-27 17:17

Yet another fire has gripped the Mother City this weekend with six coaches caught alight at the Cape Town train station on Sunday evening

Commuters stranded as cable thieves strike again

2015-11-18 13:02

Train commuters were delayed for more than an hour following cable theft at Cape Town, Woodstock and Kraaifontein, Metrorail has confirmed in a statement.

Muizenberg train fire arson case opened

2015-10-09 21:34

Police are investigating a case of arson following a train fire at Muizenberg station.

Unemployed security officers approach Parliament

2015-09-01 18:38

About 150 people who used to be subcontracted as security officers for Metrorail have highlighted their plight with the Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport.

Woman narrowly escapes grisly death under Cape Town train

2015-08-25 13:18

A woman has escaped a grisly death after nearly being hit by a train when she slipped and fell onto the tracks while running away from an official at Harfield station in Cape Town.

Soweto school pupil killed while ‘train surfing’

2015-07-21 11:44

A school pupil has been killed while “train surfing” in Soweto. The teenager slipped and fell under the train’s wheels, emergency personnel have said.

Train price hike or more rail pain, warns Metrorail

2015-06-30 15:09

Commuters in the Western Cape will have to dig deeper into their pockets for a train ride or face the possibility of limited services, according to Metrorail.

Urban migration 'putting pressure' on Gauteng's public transport

2015-06-18 15:13

Gauteng's population is projected to double over the next 25 years, placing increased pressure on public transport, Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi says.

Prasa: Train blaze started by angry commuters

2015-05-07 11:11

Arsonists are believed to be responsible for the fire that gutted seven coaches of a train near Umlazi in Durban.

 

Cape Town fires kill 9, displace thousands on Christmas weekend

2015-12-28 06:22

Several fires in Cape Town over the weekend have left nine people dead and thousands displaced.

Metrorail terminates some trains to Khayelitsha after backlash

2015-11-24 21:15

Metrorail has announced that it has been forced to temporarily terminate trains to Khayelitsha from Mandalay station.

Trains torched at Cape Town station, delays expected

2015-10-20 08:55

Two trains have been torched at Cape Town station, and a delay is expected on most lines, officials say.

Man electrocuted at Braamfontein train yard

2015-09-14 09:02

A man has died after he was electrocuted at the Braamfontein train yard in Johannesburg.

Rail worker dies after falling under train while chasing fare dodger

2015-08-25 17:45

Metrorail has confirmed it was one of their employees who died after falling onto the train tracks in her pursuit of a woman suspected of trying to board the train at Harfield station, Cape Town, without a ticket .

220 000 Cosatu members could strike over trains

2015-07-30 11:50

Cosatu has announced it will embark on strike action in August "for the dismal state of the rail services in Cape Town" if stakeholders cannot solve the issues by then.

Most victims home from hospital after train crash

2015-07-18 18:05

There are only 8 people still in hospital after 239 were injured in a train crash.

Overcrowded train commuters 'soft targets'

2015-06-26 12:54

An overcrowded train carriage has become as much of a target for crime as an empty one, a commuter representative group claims.

Train ticket hikes drive commuters off the rails

2015-06-12 17:42

Commuters feel Metrorail's higher ticket prices should be accompanied by better service.

Train crash driver could have been negligent - parliamentary committee

2015-04-29 22:34

The train crash that left one person dead and over 200 injured in Denver, Johannesburg, could have been a result of negligence, the Portfolio Committee on Transport says.

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