ARTICLES RELATING TO METRORAIL

Metrorail warns of delays on Gauteng line

2014-07-09 08:26

Cable theft and broken rails delayed trains on the Pretoria-Germiston-Johannesburg corridor. The anticipated delay is about 30 minutes, says Metrorail.

Cosatu postpones train fare strike

2014-06-23 11:46

Cosatu in the Western Cape has postponed its strike against Metrorail hiking its fares, says the trade union federation.

Metrorail pushes on with fare hike

2014-06-19 06:00

Metrorail's fare increase in the Western Cape is going ahead despite a threat by the Congress of SA Trade Unions to strike, says the rail company.

Pretoria train services disrupted

2014-06-12 09:27

Train services in Pretoria have been disrupted after overhead cables were damaged, Metrorail says.

Cable theft disrupts East Rand trains

2014-05-14 12:30

Metrorail says trains between Daveyton and Dunswart have been affected after cables were stolen at Alliance station on the East Rand.

Load shedding won't affect Metrorail

2014-03-06 15:43

Metrorail remains unaffected by Eskom power outages because it is a priority electricity user critical to the country, says Prasa CEO Mosenngwa Mofi.

Mabopane trains running safely - Metrorail

2014-01-16 09:50

Trains in Mabopane are running safely following disruptions due to service delivery protests, Metrorail says.

Train lines back in service

2014-01-04 11:19

Train lines which had been disrupted after a train travelling from Pretoria to Johannesburg derailed are back in service, Metrorail says.

Trains delayed en route to Mandela memorial

2013-12-10 10:45

Trains carrying mourners to the Nelson Mandela memorial service at FNB stadium are experiencing delays of at least 30 minutes due to high passenger volumes.

Storms disrupt Gauteng train services

2013-11-29 19:03

Prasa says its old infrastructure cannot cope with severe weather conditions, as train services are still being disrupted almost 24 hours after severe storms hit parts of Gauteng.

Commuters outraged over Metrorail video

2013-07-12 18:58
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Commuters in Cape Town have expressed their outrage over a video showing Metrorail staff forcibly removing a woman from a train carriage despite her efforts to pay for a ticket.

Man electrocuted at Cape Town station

2013-05-28 12:14

A homeless man has been electrocuted after he apparently fell onto high voltage overhead cables at Cape Town train station, a report says.

More guards for Western Cape trains

2013-05-03 10:08

Three hundred more guards will soon provide security on Metrorail trains in the Western Cape.

Man killed by train in Durban

2013-04-23 12:00

A man has died and another was injured when they were hit by a train as they were walking alongside the tracks in the Durban CBD.

Power failures delay Pretoria trains

2013-04-17 12:09

Trains operating in Pretoria's northern regions have been delayed because of power failures, says Metrorail in Gauteng.

Metrorail carriages set alight

2013-04-05 14:41

Three train carriages have been set alight near a Cape Town station, Metrorail says.

MEC: Threats to burn Gautrain absurd

2013-03-18 19:24

Threats by commuters to burn down the Gautrain are "absurd", Gauteng Transport and Roads MEC Ismail Vadi says.

Protesters threaten to torch Gautrain

2013-03-13 16:11
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A group of irate commuters has threatened to torch Gautrain coaches if the authorities do not urgently improve the Metrorail train service.

Protesters demand better train services

2013-03-13 11:03

A group of protesters have gathered outside the Bosman Railway Station in Pretoria demanding improved service from Metrorail.

Plans for KZN express train

2013-03-01 12:25

A business express train linking Pietermaritzburg and Durban has been tested and could be ready for passengers this year.

Power failure delays Gauteng trains

2013-02-25 09:05

Trains operating between Pretoria and Johannesburg have been delayed due to a power failure in Irene, Metrorail says.

Faulty signals delay Gauteng trains

2013-02-22 11:11

Train services between Pretoria and Johannesburg have been experiencing major delays, Metrorail says.

Crash cuts Joburg, Pretoria trains

2013-02-20 19:06

Gauteng Metrorail says that no trains are running between Pretoria and Johannesburg after an accident near the Kempton Park station.

Metrorail probes double train crash

2013-02-01 17:14

Metrorail has probed the cause of a double train crash near Pretoria that sent at least 150 people to hospital, with authorities saying cable theft could have contributed to the accident.

Minister inspects train crash site

2013-01-31 13:13

Transport Minister Dikobe Ben Martins has visited the scene of the train collision, near the Kalafong railway station, in Pretoria.

 

80 hurt in Durban train crash

2014-07-08 21:16

Eighty people have been injured after two Metrorail passenger trains collided near Berea in Durban.

Commuters face double blow - Cosatu

2014-06-20 06:00

Cosatu says Metrorail's looming fare increase will leave consumers reeling, but the rail operator warns it could cut services if no hike is implemented.

Cosatu to force Metrorail to delay fare hike

2014-06-18 17:52

Cosatu in the Western Cape intends striking to pressure Metrorail not to increase its fares, says the trade union federation.

Metrorail hikes train ticket prices

2014-05-28 17:07

Commuters will have to fork out more for train fares in Gauteng, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA says.

Metrorail says no-no to YOLO behaviour on trains

2014-04-03 12:37

Metrorail security services are set to arrest any passengers caught riding outside of trains – whether hanging out of the doors, or clinging to the front, with immediate effect.

Man killed after train hits car

2014-02-28 16:59

A man has died when a train hit his car in Brakpan.

Mabopane train stopped by protest

2014-01-15 22:31

Train services to Mabopane north of Pretoria have been interrupted due to a service delivery protest.

Train pain for Cape commuters

2013-12-23 17:19

Frustrated Metrorail commuters feel they have been duped after a train ride turned out to be a long walk along the railway tracks in the sweltering heat.

Free trains to transport mourners

2013-12-09 08:21

At least 41 trains will be transporting mourners to the memorial service of former president Nelson Mandela, Metrorail says.

Train derails in Pretoria North

2013-11-27 14:10

A Metrorail passenger train has derailed between Ga-Rankuwa and Pretoria.

Metrorail unveils improvement plan

2013-07-11 21:28

Metrorail says it has a new five-point efficiency plan aimed at dramatically improving overcrowding, slow journeys and variable timetables.

Hawkers removed from station

2013-05-10 10:32

Metrorail security guards are accused of burning down about 50 hawker stalls at the Khayelitsha railway station in Cape Town, according to a report.

Metallica JHB transport info released

2013-04-26 14:09

Metrorail has announced that it will be running Park & Ride facilities to transport fans to the Metallica concert at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

Guard filmed assaulting commuter

2013-04-09 10:07

A Metrorail guard has been filmed assaulting a passenger caught travelling without a ticket in Cape Town, according to a report.

Cable theft causes Gauteng train delays

2013-04-05 13:01

Cable theft and technical problems have caused severe delays for Metrorail commuters between Pretoria and Johannesburg, the company says.

Train carriages torched in Soweto

2013-03-13 22:28

Three train carriages have set alight in Mlamlankunzi railway station in Orlando East, Soweto, Johannesburg emergency services say.

Commuters: Metrorail negligent

2013-03-13 14:50

A group of irate commuters has accused Metrorail of neglecting its responsibilities and mismanaging the train service.

Metrorail offers R50k to catch arsonists

2013-03-06 12:25

Metrorail has offered a R50 000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of the people who torch its trains.

Train burnt in Johannesburg

2013-02-27 10:04

A second train has been torched in Gauteng as it was en route from Park station in Johannesburg to Vereeniging.

Gauteng train services restored

2013-02-22 16:34

Train services between Pretoria and Johannesburg have been restored following a power failure, Metrorail says.

Pretoria to Joburg trains running again

2013-02-21 07:28

Train services between Pretoria and Johannesburg have been restored after they were closed due to an accident involving a heavy duty machine and a train, Metrorail

Metrorail defends driver's competence

2013-02-02 19:03

Metrorail has defended the competence of the driver of the train that rammed into the back of another stationary train in Pretoria, saying he was not previously involved in a similar accident.

Trains torched: Estimated R40m damage

2013-01-31 17:59

Two trains have been set alight on Thursday at a station outside Durban, resulting in damages of R40m, Metrorail says.

Cable theft caused train collision

2013-01-31 12:01
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Cable theft was the cause of a train collision near Atteridgeville in Pretoria, Metrorail says.

 
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