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.

Cape Town commuters affected after 2 trains burnt out

2016-08-08 14:00

A number of peak-hour trains have been cancelled on Cape Town’s southern line following the destruction of two carriages in a fire.

Prasa must account for 'barbaric' railway killings - union

2016-07-28 21:16

Prasa must be held accountable for the “senseless and barbaric” killings of train and security personnel, trade union Untu has said.

'They must not get away with it' - wife of slain train driver

2016-07-18 07:01

The wife of a Metrorail train driver gunned down at a Cape Town train station hopes her husband's alleged murderers receive justice, if found guilty.


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.

We cannot fight railway crime alone – Prasa

2016-07-29 10:44

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA says it cannot fight increasing violent crime at South Africa’s train stations on its own.

Alleged killer of Metrorail train driver appears in court

2016-07-21 13:44

The man accused of murdering Metrorail train driver Piet Botha on the platform of a Cape Town train station has appeared in court.

'Piet won't die in vain,' Prasa vows at slain train driver's memorial

2016-07-14 16:18

Prasa has vowed to "take our station back" after hundreds of mourners turned out for a memorial service at Netreg Station for slain train driver Piet Botha in Cape Town.

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