Mbalula on mission to modernise Prasa amid commuter dissatisfaction

2019-11-04 16:42

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.

WATCH | Train catches fire at station in Cape Town

2019-10-07 16:24

Metrorail says two carriages that were part of a train travelling from Simon's Town to Cape Town, have caught alight. Watch.

Women-only train carriage proposal derailed

2019-09-20 08:34

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.

Burning tyres on tracks delay Cape Town trains

2019-08-28 16:26

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.

Man stabbed to death at Goodwood train station

2019-08-05 13:21

A 37-year-old man has been stabbed to death at the Goodwood railway station in Cape Town during the morning rush, police have said.

This is why Metrorail employees are striking

2019-07-26 10:33

Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) employees - or at least some of them - are holding a one-day strike.

Metrorail strike: 'Send the SANDF to our train stations'

2019-07-23 07:28

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa employees - or at least some of them - will embark on a one-day strike on Friday.

Cape Town train fire damages two coaches

2019-07-08 22:02

This is the latest in a string of train fires that are severely hampering Metrorail's services in the Western Cape.

Seven people convicted of cable theft, attempted theft in Cape Town

2019-06-24 12:48

Metrorail has welcomed the conviction and imprisonment of seven people who stole and damaged essential rail infrastructure in Cape Town.

Probe launched into Mamelodi train, tamping machine collision

2019-06-02 07:07

An investigation has been launched into what led to the collision of a passenger train and a rail maintenance locomotive which left several passengers injured in Mamelodi, Pretoria on Saturday.


Thieves make off with 268 metres of contact wire from Cape Town train line

2019-10-14 14:46

Thieves stole 268 meters of contact wire overnight on the train line between Kuils River and Bellville, Metrorail says.

Bellville, Strand train services cancelled for weekend maintenance work

2019-09-27 05:12

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.

Vereeniging trains delayed due to a derailment

2019-09-18 08:18

Commuters have been warned to use other forms of transport as no trains can move in and out of the Vereeniging complex.

Teen's body found next to train tracks in Cape Town

2019-08-27 16:08

The body of a 16-year-old pupil has been discovered next to train tracks between the Hazendal and Pinelands railway stations in Cape Town.

'They need to be protected' - stranded Gauteng commuters sympathise with striking Metrorail staff

2019-07-26 13:36

Stranded train commuters in Lenasia, Johannesburg have expressed sympathy for striking Metrorail employees.

More cable theft stalls Cape Town trains ahead of safety strike

2019-07-25 12:11

Thieves have struck again at Metrorail, this time carrying off rail springs and setting off severe delays on a busy Cape Town line.

PICS: Two commuters jump off burning train in Cape Town

2019-07-09 11:45

Two Cape Town commuters have suffered minor injuries after they jumped off a train when it caught alight between Melton Rose and Blackheath stations, Metrorail said.

While Mbalula dreams of bullets trains, commuters want to wake up from Metrorail nightmare

2019-06-26 19:18

To see first-hand what commuters face in the Western Cape, Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula planned to take a train from Khayelitsha to Langa but the trip did not go as planned.

Train services back on track in Pretoria – Metrorail

2019-06-02 20:54

Train services have resumed in Pretoria after a collision left over 50 people injured on Saturday afternoon, Metrorail has said.

PICS: Newly launched train, tamping machine collide in Mamelodi, several injured

2019-06-01 21:19

Metrorail has confirmed a collision between a train and a tamping machine in Mamelodi which has left a number of people injured.

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