Some Cape Town commuters spend nearly half their income on transport - Mayco member

2018-10-15 21:29

Low-income families in outlying suburbs like Khayelitsha spend some 43% of their income on transport, says Mayco Member for Transport and Urban Development Brett Herron.

Cape Town's transport crisis is costing the economy

2018-10-07 08:00

With South Africa continuing to battle economic headwinds, and desperate to create jobs and socio-economic upliftment, it is important to not lose sight of the economic importance of transportation, writes Ryan Ravens.

Prasa must keep its promises – #UniteBehind calls for 'delay repay' campaign

2018-10-04 22:57

The #UniteBehind coalition says poor service by Metrorail amounts to a "broken promise to commuters".

#UniteBehind to launch #DelayRepay campaign at Cape Town Station

2018-10-04 07:39

The #DelayRepay campaign is a response to the "disastrous" deterioration of the Metrorail service, says #UniteBehind.

'A sinister force' plotting to destroy CT trains - the City's Brett Herron

2018-09-28 22:14

A "sinister force" is attempting to destroy Cape Town's railway stations, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport Brett Herron suspects after three train carriages were set alight.

WATCH: Man says he was mistaken for a criminal, assaulted and robbed by Langa Metrorail security

Clayde Pasquallie (21) says he never expected to be assaulted and robbed when he began his journey home to Belhar on Friday; much less by Metrorail security guards.

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Metrorail restores service between Pretoria and JHB following cable theft

2018-09-19 15:53

The train service between Pretoria and Johannesburg has been restored after criminals cut overhead wires, says Metrorail.

Strand train line closed after early morning mechanical issue

2018-09-11 09:23

Mechanical problems that resulted in sparks damaging overhead wires on a train travelling on the Strand line have resulted in the line's temporary closure.

Condolences and shock after Stellenbosch train attack

2018-09-09 16:00

Prasa has expressed 'extreme shock' at a violent attack on a number passengers of a Metrorail train in the Stellenbosch area in the Western Cape, leaving one of them dead.

Prasa must compensate commuters for bad service - #UniteBehind

2018-09-06 19:42

The #UniteBehind coalition is encouraging commuters to sign a petition demanding compensation from the Passenger Rail Agency of SA for their apparent shoddy service.


Prasa trains will operate as usual despite intended suspension

2018-10-07 17:43

Commuters can breathe a sigh of relief after Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) announced that they will continue to operate, despite a potential suspension by the Rail Safety Regulator (RSR).

Prasa suspension may result in nationwide shutdown of all rail services

2018-10-06 18:56

The possible suspension of Passenger Railway Agency of South Africa’s operation permit may result in the nationwide shutdown of all rail services.

Number of passengers injured in Kempton Park train crash climbs to over 300

2018-10-04 21:43

Metrorail says 32 of the 320 injured commuters involved in a train crash at a station in Kempton Park suffered serious, but not critical injuries.

No takers yet for R100 000 reward for Cape train arson info

2018-10-01 14:34

The Western Cape government's offer of a R100 000 reward for information that will put train arsonists behind bars has not yet been claimed, Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.

Three separate train fires delay Western Cape commuters

2018-09-28 15:08

As a result of the incident, train journey times will increase by more than an hour while investigations are ongoing and the area is being cleared, says Metrorail.

Police slam Prasa on rail safety

2018-09-27 06:11

A top police officer has blamed the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa for the lack of safety on Cape Town's trains.

Metrorail activists want rail crisis to be declared a national disaster

2018-09-14 07:36

Activist group #UniteBehind has called for Minister of Transport Blade Nzimande to declare the rail crisis a national disaster.

City of Cape Town calls for 'state of emergency' over train attacks

2018-09-10 15:14

The City of Cape Town has called on Transport Minister Blade Nzimande to declare a "state of emergency", following the recent violent attack on train passengers which left one person dead and eight injured.

Man killed, eight injured as gang stabs, throws commuters off train

2018-09-08 11:16

A Friday night commute near Stellenbosch turned into a horror scene as a gang of five men moved robbed commuters and then threw them off the train, leaving one man dead, and another eight injured.

Prioritise signalling, portfolio committee says after train crash

2018-09-05 21:07

The Portfolio Committee on Transport has called on the Rail Safety Regulator to prioritise signalling in its programmes.

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