Train cable power restored in Pretoria

2014-10-17 10:26
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Johannesburg - Power to Metrorail's overhead train cable between Mamelodi and Capital Park in Pretoria was restored around 09:00 on Friday.

"Following the overhead power failure reported this morning at around 05:20, the technical teams have managed to resolve the problem," Metrorail Gauteng spokesperson Lilian Mofokeng said in a statement.

"Metrorail train services are operating normal from Mamelodi via Capital Park and Mamelodi to Pretoria."

Earlier, train services were delayed after it was found that the overhead cable did not have power.

Mofokeng said many passengers were stranded, and plans to transport them were made.

Metrorail utilised a diesel locomotive to haul trains trapped in the sections without power.

A shuttle train service was also introduced between Eestefabrieke, Pretoria and Hercules.

The cause of the power failure was not known.


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