Vandalism disrupts Joburg train service

2011-06-23 14:38

Trains in Joburg would be slightly delayed because of vandalised rail cables in Braamfontein, Metrorail said today.

“We are expecting delays of less than 30 minutes for the afternoon peak and contingency plans are in place,” spokesperson Tony Games said.

“We are hoping that by working through the night on repairs, services will resume as normal for the morning peak.”

Metrorail discovered the damaged rail cables this morning. It is believed that vagrants were responsible for the damage.

“We are still investigating but may increase security to make sure this doesn’t happen again.” 

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