ARTICLES RELATING TO METRORAIL

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.

'Commuter anger' results in torched Metrorail train

2017-06-20 12:12

Another train has been torched in Cape Town due to apparent commuter frustration, Metrorail has confirmed.

Trains out of Cape Town on track - Metrorail

2017-06-13 17:09

Metrorail says it will keep trains running, albeit with less available coaches and platforms after angry commuters went on the rampage at Cape Town station.

Commuters rebel as Metrorail fails

2017-06-13 11:59

Commuters at Cape Town's central train station have toyi-toyed, destroyed two cellphone shops, smashed glass, stoned a bus and burnt trains in frustration after the afternoon trains across the city stopped running.

Angry commuters torch trains, loot, at Cape Town station

2017-06-12 23:05

Two trains have been set alight and shops looted at Cape Town station, when commuters went on the rampage in reaction to lengthy delays.

Western Cape 'prepares for the worst' as major storm approaches

2017-06-06 15:55

The Western Cape Disaster Management centre has been activated and the South African National Defence Force has been placed on standby as the provincial government prepares for a major cold front approaching the province.

1 dead, dozens injured in Elandsfontein train crash

2017-06-01 09:11

One person has been confirmed dead, while around 55 have been left injured after two trains collided in Elandsfontein, in Ekurhuleni, paramedics say.

Trains, taxis go extra mile as bus strike leaves commuters stranded

2017-04-12 11:30

Stranded commuters formed queues at taxi ranks and forced their way into already overcrowded trains in Cape Town on day one of a nationwide bus strike.

Illegal power connections disrupt Cape Town rail services

2017-03-26 12:35

The train service between Chris Hani and Nyanga in Cape Town may be suspended in the interest of safety, Metrorail has said.

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.

 

Groped, doped on the train

2017-06-25 06:02

Manners are castigated and female travellers victimised as dagga smoking, gambling, drinking, groping and ejaculating go on, unchecked, in overfull carriages.

Report train vandals to police, Prasa urges

2017-06-15 21:46

Prasa has called on the public to snitch on those behind the arson, theft and damage to Metrorail's trains and cables in Gauteng and the Western Cape, or it may have to start reducing services on high-risk lines.

More Metrorail delays after delayed Cape Town trains torched

2017-06-13 12:29

Train commuters have been stuck with further delays on all routes after eight train carriages were set alight at the Cape Town station.

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Two trains were set alight and shops looted at Cape Town station on Monday night, when commuters went on the rampage in reaction to lengthy delays.

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BREAKING: Train on fire at Cape Town Railway Station after riot

2017-06-12 21:44

Angry commuters went on the rampage at Cape Town Station over delayed trains.

Cable theft caused Elandsfontein train collision - Metrorail

2017-06-01 14:21

Signalling cable theft has been identified as the cause of the train collision that took place in Elandsfontein, Ekurhuleni, Metrorail says.

National bus strike continues 'indefinitely'

2017-04-12 22:11

The national bus strike is expected to continue after unions and employers were unable to reach an agreement over a pending salary increase.

Train service in Cape Town restored

2017-03-26 19:01

The train services to and from Khayelitsha in Cape Town have been restored, Metrorail has confirmed.

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.

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