'This man knows why the trains are delayed' - commuters take a ride with Prasa regional manager

2018-08-09 18:18

Prasa regional manager Richard Walker has heard commuters' complaints about Metrorail during a train trip arranged by civil society group Public Transport Voice.

Metrorail fire victim speaks after months in hospital: 'I’ll never take the train again' (Warning: graphic image)

2018-08-03 14:52

It’s been a little over two months since Leigh Jansen was left with third degree burns to her face and upper body when the train she was travelling in caught alight.

'Safety permit is being finalised' - Prasa

2018-08-02 08:20

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA says it has been issued with a new safety permit, which is presently being "finalised".

Prasa operating without a valid safety permit - Railway Safety Regulator

2018-08-01 12:23

The Railway Safety Regulator has said that Prasa is operating without a valid safety permit after it 'refused' to issue it after it expired on Tuesday.

‘Sinister force behind Cape Town train fires amid relentless attacks'

2018-07-28 22:55

The recent spate of train fires in Cape Town are the result of criminal activity which must be urgently halted, says mayoral committee member for transport and urban development Brett Herron.

Cape Town rail transport 'situation' the worst in the country - Nzimande

2018-07-27 16:07

Cape Town's rail transport "situation" is the worst in the country, says Transport Minister Blade Nzimande, following the recent torching of trains and other vandalism.

Big win for Metrorail workers as CCMA orders R35.5m pay-out

2018-07-23 17:03

Metrorail Western Cape has been ordered by the CCMA to pay a total of about R35.5m to almost 200 of its workers.

Prasa board must not be distracted following hijacking of its chair - Fedusa

2018-07-08 17:50

The Federation of Unions of South Africa has condemned the hijacking and kidnapping of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa board chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama, adding that the board must not be distracted by acts of criminality.

Prasa board chair hijacked, kidnapped

2018-07-07 18:11

Gauteng police are investigating after Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa board chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama was hijacked and kidnapped this week.

Wife of murdered Malmesbury train driver pleads for maximum sentence

2018-06-19 15:57

The widow of murdered Metrorail train driver Piet Botha has asked the Western Cape High Court to impose the maximum possible sentence on his killers, so that other families can be spared the pain her's has endured.


Cape Town's burning trains: Here's what could be behind the destruction

2018-08-03 15:43

Only one arrest has been made in connection with the latest incidents of suspected sabotage as police continue to investigate the motive amid a lot of speculation.

JUST IN: Railway Safety Regulator issues Prasa a temporary safety permit

2018-08-02 10:33

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has been issued with a temporary safety permit, the Railway Safety Regulator has said.

Who is burning Cape Town’s trains?

2018-08-02 05:18

#UniteBehind has requested that President Cyril Ramaphosa declare the recent arson attacks on trains in Cape Town a national disaster.

Prasa hunting down 'enemies' responsible for Cape Town train attacks

2018-07-29 20:00

All stops are being pulled out to find those responsible for three arson attacks on trains in Cape Town this month, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) board said on Sunday.

Overcrowded, delayed and dangerous: Mom forced to pass baby through train window

2018-07-28 07:42

If commuters thought Metrorail couldn’t get worse, it did this week. Cape Town’s central line is operating with eight train sets. It needs 33.

Cape Town train fire platform repairs completed - Metrorail

2018-07-24 20:38

Repairs to the two platforms at Cape Town station damaged during a fire last week were completed on Tuesday.

R30m damage caused by Cape Town train fire

2018-07-22 15:50

Officials are trying to establish the cause of a fire at Cape Town station that destroyed a number of train units – leaving an estimated R30m cost of repair, Prasa says.

VBS 'paid bribes to PIC, Prasa officials'

2018-07-08 06:00

The directors of VBS Mutual Bank and its majority owner, Vele Investments, stole more than R1.5bn from the bank’s depositors, claims an explosive affidavit.

'Where do you go from here?' - wife of slain train driver after killers get 25 years

2018-06-20 18:42

The wife of murdered train driver Piet Botha has thanked the police, the courts and the prosecutor for the successful conviction of her husband's killers, as her family tries to rebuild their lives.

New Prasa board members won't stick heads in sand like ostriches, says chair

2018-06-06 05:45

The tabling of Prasa’s annual report for 2016/17, which has been delayed for eight months, is close to being finalised, the portfolio committee on transport has heard.

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