Western Cape train station power cuts message is false, Eskom says

2020-03-04 12:55

A message circulating via WhatsApp claiming that five Western Cape train stations will be disconnected as a result of non-payment is false, according to Eskom.

Traffic easier in Cape Town, following Thursday afternoon Metrorail chaos

2020-02-28 11:44

The commute to the city centre was marginally easier than usual for many Capetonians, after a chaotic end to Thursday's work day when Metrorail suspended train services on all lines.

Woman train driver injured after attack by stone-throwing commuters

2020-02-18 21:09

A female Metrorail train driver had to get stitches after she was attacked by commuters for refusing to stop between stations in KwaZulu-Natal, the United National Transport Union has said.

Metrorail service between Joburg and Randfontein suspended after fatal train crash

2020-02-13 09:45

Metrorail services between Johannesburg and Randfontein have been suspended following a fatal train crash that claimed the life of one man.

Train coach destroyed by fire in Cape Town

2020-01-16 10:49

A train coach has been destroyed overnight by a fire in Retreat in Cape Town.

Fire at Braamfontein depot destroys 20 coaches, no injuries reported

2019-12-20 19:56

Gauteng Metrorail confirmed coaches in the Braamfontein yard have caught fire. No injuries were reported.

WATCH | Do you know these suspects wanted for arson at Cape Town train station?

2019-12-08 12:42

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.

Mbalula lays into Western Cape Judge President following Prasa ruling: 'Does he know how to run trains'?

2019-11-28 21:29

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.

Plato calls for special Hawks unit after Cape Town train fire delivers 'massive blow'

2019-11-28 15:16

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.

PICS | Trains set alight at Cape Town Station, services suspended

2019-11-28 07:37

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.

 

Why Eskom did not warn train users of cutting power to Metrorail

2020-02-28 16:57

Eskom cites customer confidentiality for not warning train users in the Western Cape that it would cut power to Metrorail because of non-payment of its bill.

Western Cape train chaos: Eskom starts restoring power after Prasa pays up

2020-02-27 17:48

Eskom confirms it terminated electricity supply due to non-payment following the surprise temporary suspension of the entire rail service in the Western Cape.

Union points finger at Prasa after angry KZN commuters assault Metrorail train driver

2020-02-18 19:33

The United National Transport Union accuses Prasa of failing to provide a safe and healthy work environment for its employees after a train driver is stoned while on duty in KZN.

Train arson: Residents urged to have say in Western Cape police ombudsman's probe

2020-01-28 16:53

Western Cape residents have until Thursday to have their say on how effectively the South African Police Service is dealing with train arson.

Nightmare start to 2020 for thousands of Cape Town commuters

2020-01-14 13:54

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.

2 teens arrested for allegedly torching 18 train carriages in Cape Town

2019-12-11 22:10

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.

Prasa offers R100 000 reward for information on Cape Town train arsonists

2019-12-02 05:27

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.

CCTV footage shows four suspects behind CT train blaze: 'We've seen them, in their kortbroekies', says Mbalula

2019-11-28 19:06

Metrorail said early indications were that an accelerant was used which left two trains and 18 carriages damaged at Cape Town train station.

UPDATE | Some Cape Town train services restored after fire guts several carriages

2019-11-28 08:30

Some train services have been restored following a fire at Cape Town Railway Station that gutted several train carriages.

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.

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