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A Metrorail train and taxi collided at False Bay level crossing on 12 July 2021 in Cape Town.
A Metrorail train and taxi collided at False Bay level crossing on 12 July 2021 in Cape Town.
PHOTO: Brenton Geach/Gallo Images

A train and a taxi collided in an early morning accident at a Cape Town level crossing, leaving commuters stranded between Fish Hoek and Retreat.

Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott said the collision took place at the False Bay level crossing at 07:31 on Monday.

Train 0105 was travelling towards Fish Hoek when it crashed into a taxi at the level crossing. More information on the cause of the accident was not available at the time of publication.

Train and taxi collided at False Bay level crossin
A Metrorail train and taxi collided at False Bay level crossing on 12 July 2021 in Cape Town.
Gallo Images PHOTO: Brenton Geach/Gallo Images

The taxi driver was injured and treated at the scene. There were no other occupants in the taxi.

"Initial reports from the scene indicate no injuries on board train #0105, which was en route to Fish Hoek. The only occupant of the vehicle received medical attention on site," Scott said.

Due to the accident, Fish Hoek-bound trains will temporarily terminate at Retreat.

Train and taxi collided at False Bay level crossin
A Metrorail train and taxi collided at False Bay level crossing on 12 July 2021 in Cape Town.
Gallo Images PHOTO: Brenton Geach/Gallo Images

"Commuters are advised to make alternative transport arrangements between Retreat [and] Fish Hoek," Scott said.

"Affected commuters will be advised at stations. Passenger information and service updates will be provided on social media channels until the service recovery process is complete," Scott added.


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