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Urgent host rail summit to address 'failing' rail service

2017-12-15 22:36

The City of Cape Town is to hold an urgent rail summit to address the "inhumane conditions" commuters are subjected to daily, says the City’s mayoral committee member for transport and urban development, Brett Herron.

Metrorail services on Cape Town central line remain suspended

2017-12-11 17:29

Metrorail has announced that its central line train service remains suspended until further notice as commuters struggle to get to and from work using alternative modes of transport.

What Metrorail’s own stats show: Bad service

2017-12-08 05:26

Metrorail’s own statistics show that very few Cape Town trains actually run on time, and at least 40% of scheduled trains don’t run at all.

Man electrocuted on city councillor’s train

2017-11-30 20:28

A commuter has been electrocuted on a Metrorail train at Nyanga railway station.

Metrorail Western Cape to get R8bn injection - minister

2017-11-14 17:01

Metrorail services in the Western Cape are due to get no less than R8bn in new investment to improve ailing infrastructure, says Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi.

Metrorail fined R3 million

2017-11-11 07:05

The commuter rail service company has fallen foul of the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority.

Bellville trains terminated due to protest action

2017-10-21 17:55

Metrorail has terminated trains travelling from Cape Town to Bellville via Lavistown due to protest action.

City of Cape Town intends to take over Metrorail

2017-10-12 13:36

Mayoral Committee Member for Transportation and Urban Development Brett Herron has announced that the City intended to take over the management of Metrorail.

Heroic train driver in recovery after rescuing commuters

2017-10-03 16:20

A Metrorail train driver has been hailed as a hero after he was stabbed while rescuing four female passengers from armed robbers.

Cosatu lays charges against Metrorail with Cape Town police

2017-09-21 21:24

Cosatu in the Western Cape has laid charges against Metrorail at Cape Town Central Police Station, citing the the worsening situation of train transport in the city over the past 10 years.

 

#News24 ICYMI: Pauw and News24 journalist’s lawyer demands full disclosure; Caster and Violet celebrate two years of bliss; and Metrorail services remain suspended

2017-12-11 19:00

President Jacob Zuma’s deadline extended by Shaun Abrahams; New York rocked by pipe bomb explosion and The Blitzboks have slipped behind New Zealand to second on the overall World Rugby Sevens Series standings.

Metrorail suspends all train services on Cape Town central line

2017-12-11 10:18

Metrorail Western Cape has suspended all trains running on the central line, which services areas such as Khayelitsha, Philippi, Mitchells Plain, Bishop Lavis and Langa, until further notice.

If SA was a true democracy, Zuma would be prosecuted – activist

2017-11-30 22:58

If South Africans lived in a true democracy, President Jacob Zuma and those involved in state capture would have already been prosecuted, activists say.

Metrorail commuters robbed, man shot when trying to flee

2017-11-28 06:08

Armed men entered a full carriage on a Metrorail Cape Town-bound train and began to rob passengers, with one man shot, according to a witness.

Unite Behind activists blame corruption for Cape's poor train services

2017-11-14 13:35

Unite Behind activists are protesting against the state of train services in Cape Town, saying dodgy tenders and corruption is draining money meant to fix issues rail commuters encounter daily.

Derailment will cause delays, Metrorail warns Cape Town commuters

2017-11-01 16:41

Metrorail has warned commuters using the Simon's Town service to expect delays due to a derailment at Plumstead Station.

WATCH: Cape Town train surfers risk their lives 'for adrenaline'

2017-10-17 05:13

Young men in Cape Town risk their lives by "train surfing". Ricardo Afrika has photographed and filmed train surfers by sticking his cellphone camera out of a broken window on Metrorail’s central line.

City of Cape Town wants to get Metrorail back on track

2017-10-10 14:32

The City of Cape Town says it wants to take control over the beleaguered Metrorail, which it said is in danger of collapsing.

Public transport to maintain 'regular schedules' in CT amid Cosatu march

2017-09-26 20:02

Golden Arrow bus services, Metrorail and MyCiTi have said they do not foresee any serious disruptions to their travel routes in Cape Town as Cosatu takes to the streets in a nationwide anti-state capture march.

Broken lifts and stairs for commuters with wheelchairs

2017-09-21 13:01

There is no time frame on when railway stations in Cape Town will be universally accessible, but they will be upgraded says Metrorail.

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