Cape Town train attacks by numbers

2018-07-30 15:59
Metrorail passenger train. (File)

Metrorail passenger train. (File)

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From mounting costs to commuter safety, here are 10 things you should know about the recent spate of attacks on Metrorail trains in the Western Cape.

149 – The number of carriages lost to Metrorail Western Cape's train fleet since May 2015.

R48m – The amount of money pumped into a law enforcement project by the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), the Western Cape government and the City of Cape Town. It is expected to be operational by September.

100 – The number of dedicated officers who will be employed through a project aimed at protecting infrastructure and ensuring passenger safety.

6 – The number of train fires recorded this year.

8 – The number of trains operating on the Central Line.

30 – The number of trains which should be running on the Central Line, which services 33 stations.

1.4 million –  The number of passenger trips a full set of trains could provide per day.

R25 000 – The reward payable by Metrorail for any information leading to the successful conviction of a train vandal.

105 – The number of alleged vandals awaiting trial.

R172bn – How much government will spend over the next 10 years to improve the rail system.

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