SAFETY EFFORTS BACK ON TRACK

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CRIMINALS who rob passengers on the Joburg to Port Elizabeth Shosholoza Meyl train have been dealt a blow.The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa on Friday donated one of its coaches to cops in an effort to curb crime on the train. The train will serve as a mobile service centre.The coach was handed over by Zodwa Macozoma, Passenger Rail Service head of mainline security, and was received by the rapid rail unit’s Colonel Elias Senatle.The coach is equipped with a safe and holding cells, a kitchen and two sleeping compartments.Police spokesman Captain Andre Beetge said: “The coach will travel with the train on the main line between Port Elizabeth and Joburg. “The main purpose of this partnership is to combat the crime that takes place on the train. “The cases opened at the mobile service centre will be transferred to the relevant police stations.”Motherwell commander Major-General Dawie Rabie inspected the coach.“Commuters will benefit from the extra policing, and will enjoy a safe and secure passage to their destinations,” he said.

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