Train lines back on track after derailment

2014-01-04 11:02

Train lines which had been disrupted after a train travelling from Pretoria to Johannesburg was derailed were back in service.

“The lines that were closed will all be operational for the Saturday service,” said Metrorail CEO Mosenngwa Mofi this morning.

Yesterday morning, four lines were closed after a train derailed in Elandsfontein, leaving 16 people injured, two seriously.

Mofi said only one of the injured remained in hospital.

He said Metrorail was committed to safety. “Our parent company, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA, is investing in rolling stock and infrastructure, including signalling to further improve and enhance the safety performance and reliability of our operations.”

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