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Metrorail services between Johannesburg and Randfontein have been suspended following a fatal train crash that claimed the life of one man.
A train coach has been destroyed overnight by a fire in Retreat in Cape Town.
Gauteng Metrorail confirmed coaches in the Braamfontein yard have caught fire. No injuries were reported.
Metrorail has released footage captured on CCTV of two of the men wanted for the fires which recently effectively crippled Cape Town’s rail network.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe following his ruling against Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) earlier this month.
Officials in Cape Town and the Western Cape have questioned the police's ability to apprehend an alleged syndicate behind the burning of trains in the city, following another fire.
A number of motor coaches and passenger coaches were destroyed in a fire at the Cape Town Railway Station, resulting in the suspension of service.
Thieves stole 268 meters of contact wire overnight on the train line between Kuils River and Bellville, Metrorail says.
Metrorail has announced several train lines will be out of service on certain routes in the Western Cape, requesting commuters to take different routes or use alternative transportation.
Commuters have been warned to use other forms of transport as no trains can move in and out of the Vereeniging complex.
Western Cape residents have until Thursday to have their say on how effectively the South African Police Service is dealing with train arson.
It's a nightmare start to 2020 for thousands of long-suffering Cape Town commuters, with Metrorail's Central Line and the MyCiTi N2 bus service still suspended — and no sign that the services will be restored any time soon.
The release of CCTV footage and pictures have led to the arrest of two minors allegedly behind the torching of a train in Cape Town.
A R100 000 reward has been offered for information that will lead to the conviction of four people believed to be behind an arson attack on two trains at Cape Town station.
Metrorail said early indications were that an accelerant was used which left two trains and 18 carriages damaged at Cape Town train station.
Some train services have been restored following a fire at Cape Town Railway Station that gutted several train carriages.
Speaking at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) headquarters in Johannesburg, Mbalula painted a comprehensive picture of the progress the war room has made. He said that while vital steps have been taken to achieve their goals, it is still not enough.
Metrorail says two carriages that were part of a train travelling from Simon's Town to Cape Town, have caught alight. Watch.
A year after the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa chairperson promised to set aside women-and-children-only train carriages on Cape Town's Metrorail, the project appears to have been abandoned.
Metrorail's services to the central line in Cape Town were suspended because burning tyres were placed on the railway tracks between Langa and Bonteheuwel.
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