ARTICLES RELATING TO METRORAIL

Cape Town train arson accused referred for 30 days' mental observation

2019-05-02 11:52

A man accused of setting fire to trains at Cape Town station last month has been referred for mental observation.

R33m worth of damage caused by latest Cape Town train fire - Metrorail

2019-04-22 20:01

The cost of rolling stock repairs for the 12 train carriages gutted during a fire at the Cape Town station on Saturday is estimated at R33m, says Metrorail.

WATCH: Two trains on fire at Cape Town station, CBD engulfed in smoke

2019-04-21 16:28

Palls of smoke and smouldering debris billowed out of the Cape Town train station as two trains were on fire.

WATCH: First look at Cape Town's new trains

2019-04-11 16:12

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled two new trains at Cape Town Station as part of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's efforts to improve commuter services.

Family of man allegedly thrown from train desperate for answers

2019-03-28 10:53

Fabian was travelling home from work by train earlier this year when he was allegedly thrown from the moving carriage in a botched robbery.

Financial loss of train coaches totals more than R600m since April 2018

2019-03-12 19:28

The total financial loss of train coaches from April 2018 due to aging stock, vandalism, theft and derailment amounted to more than R630m.

Man electrocuted on roof of Cape Town train

2019-01-23 12:14

A man has been electrocuted on top of a train travelling from Philippi to Cape Town, Metrorail Western Cape has confirmed.

People still trapped under train wreckage in Pretoria

2019-01-08 14:11

Emergency personnel and paramedics are working round the clock to free people trapped under the wreckage of two trains that collided at Mountain View station in Pretoria.

Arson attack not ruled out in latest Joburg train fire

2018-12-31 12:32

Metrorail in Gauteng suspects arson may have been the reason behind a train fire in Mayfair, Johannesburg, which left a trailer and a motor coach worth R8m gutted.

Boss 'didn't even wait for me to explain why I was late' - Metrorail commuter loses job after train delays

2018-11-28 08:30

"He didn’t even wait for me to explain why I was late. I was just told to pack my things and leave," says Philile Nzimande, who was fired from her job because of Durban Metrorail train delays.

 

CCTV footage used to nab suspect linked to Cape Town train blaze

2019-04-22 22:04

One suspect has been arrested in connection with the fire that damaged several train carriages in Cape Town on Sunday.

Cape Town train fire: sinister force at work to reverse ANC government gains - Nzimande

2019-04-22 14:05

Transport minister Blade Nzimande has blamed the recent burning of two Metrorail trains at Cape Town Station on a relentless force determined to reverse gains that the ANC government has made.

Two more losses hit grieving family of pupil killed on Metrorail

2019-04-19 15:47

The grieving family of Metrorail victim Simo Kwepe, has suffered two more tragic losses since his death.

Hopeful, but realistic: A Cape Town train commuter's plea

2019-04-11 08:01

Unveiling a shiny, new train that will be introduced in the future is like putting a plaster over an open wound that needs surgery, writes Aaqeelah Floris.

Metrorail commuters in Gauteng face hour-long delay after Elandsfontein derailment

2019-03-13 09:34

Rail commuters in Gauteng can expect a 60-minute delay due to a derailment on the Elandsfontein to Tembisa route.

3 hit by trains in the Cape in the last 48 hours

2019-02-13 17:46

Two people have died and another was injured in and around Cape Town, according to authorities.

Estimated cost of Pretoria train crash is R21m - Metrorail

2019-01-08 15:52

The estimated financial cost of the train collision in Pretoria is R21m, Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng says.

At least 3 dead, scores injured in Pretoria train crash

2019-01-08 10:15

At least three people have been confirmed dead, while scores of others have been left injured following a train collision at Mountain View station, Pretoria.

Prasa closes Pretoria train station for 40 days for maintenance

2018-12-14 14:54

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa will be carrying out maintenance at the station, completely closing it to the public for at least 40 days.

Using Metrorail is bad enough if you can see: it's worse if you're blind

2018-11-09 09:42

Using Metrorail in Cape Town is a challenge for any commuter, but much worse if you are blind.

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