One thing we know: when it is all over, those of us who survive will find some form of meaning in it, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s liabilities stood at a projected R9.7 billion with this figure set to fluctuate.
Inspired by Greta Thunberg's eco-conscious travel, the Swedish terms for "flight-shaming" and "train-bragging" have become 2019's new buzzwords.
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A case of arson is being investigated after a train caught alight in Somerset West on Thursday afternoon, Western Cape police said.
Several disused wooden train carraiges at the Shunting yard in Woodstock, Cape Town, caught fire on Sunday evening, the City's fire and rescue service has said.
This is the latest in a string of train fires that are severely hampering Metrorail's services in the Western Cape.
When Lorenzo Anthony saw a commuter pinned against the train door by armed robbers, he felt he had to help him out of a difficult spot. The men managed to confiscate the gun from one robber and marched him to the police station.
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.
Chugging through townships, maize fields and scrubland as the sun rises, Zimbabwe's only commuter train is cheap and reliable -- two qualities that its passengers cherish in a downwards-spiralling economy.
Prasa has said that it welcomed the revoking of a safety permit suspension notice which had been issued previously by the Railway Safety Regulator.
A R1.4bn "mega project" has been presented to Khayelitsha community stakeholders to resuscitate its practically defunct rail service, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has said.
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.
The body of a 16-year-old pupil has been discovered next to train tracks between the Hazendal and Pinelands railway stations in Cape Town.
Unionised workers at Prasa have embarked on a nationwide strike calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take steps to ensure a safer working environment and a safe and reliable train service for commuters.
The Western Cape government intends taking over the province's rail network from national government and to license private operators to get systems running reliably instead of focusing on "bullet trains", Premier Alan Winde says.
For thuma mina to be taken seriously, it has to be broken into to manageable thuma mina projects with clear objectives, responsibilities, timelines and budgets, and managed by competent people, writes Phumlani Moholi.
On Monday, you found yourself stuck for hours on a train to nowhere. You seemed surprised, but surely this cannot be possible. You cannot act like you don't know that commuters are in mortal peril.
The Railway Safety Regulator is considering suspending the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's safety permit again, following the fatal train collision in Mountainview, Pretoria that left four people dead and 620 injured.
Firefighters have arrived at Cape Town train station to battle yet another train-related blaze after thick, black smoke permeated the air above the station.
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