Derailed train disrupts Metrorail services

2010-04-21 16:31

Metrorail services in the Pretoria region have been severely disrupted due to the derailment of a luxury Rovos Rail train near Pretoria.

Two female workers, one of whom was pregnant, were killed when the luxury train derailed just before noon today.

Several others were injured.

Metrorail said in a statement that train services would operate from Johannesburg to Centurion. There would be no Tshwane Business Express trains until further notice.

Metrorail has arranged for buses to run between the Centurion and Pretoria railway stations to ferry stranded commuters.

“Normal services will resume as soon as the line is cleared and declared safe for normal operations,” the statement read.

More information on the train service changes can be obtained from Metrorail’s customer helpline on 0 0800 12 70 70.

The cause of the derailment was not yet known. – Sapa

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