Cable theft disrupts Gauteng trains

2011-11-29 14:39

Johannesburg - Cable theft caused a delay in train services in some parts of Gauteng on Tuesday, Metrorail said.

The cables were apparently stolen at Lerala station on the East Rand in the early hours of the morning, spokesperson Tony Games said.

Trains travelling between Lerala and Tembisa, as well as between Pretoria and Johannesburg were affected.

"We are attending to the problem and the trains will be running as usual later in the afternoon," he said.

  • MikeLearview - 2011-11-29 15:02

    Maybe we should go back to steam trains, manually-operated points & signalling flags. It would provide employment too :)

      Racial_Inequality_OverUnderprivileged - 2011-11-29 15:30

      Very strange.

  • Samuel - 2011-11-29 15:15

    I think i know where it is (The wires) Johannesburg - The device found in a box at Eastgate on Monday was not a bomb, The box was found to contain "just electrical wires"

  • Shirley - 2011-11-29 15:30

    They steal the cable then set the trains alight when theyre late!!! Africa at its best!!!

      Maai - 2011-11-29 16:11

      African logic.

  • Sean - 2011-11-29 16:05

    Shoot on sight - a real solution to a real problem.

      Oneant - 2011-11-29 16:52

      @RIO : the irony is that even pool/snooker was invented by white people.

  • Sheda - 2011-11-29 21:40

    They have been attending to the problem for 16 years, instead of controlling the scrap dealers. Our government, our police, our p.d. citizens just don't have the balls nor the will or reasoning to change anything.

      Lionel - 2011-11-30 12:28

      It's up to us the citizens to keep our government accountable. Check out Mobilitate. It embodies our constitution and enables citizens in wards to work with their councillors to hold government accountable. United wards produce strong councillors that can pressure government.

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