The patience of commuters will again be tested this morning with trains in Cape…

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The patience of commuters will again be tested this morning with trains in Cape…

The patience of commuters will again be tested this morning with trains in Cape Town running about an hour behind schedule. In the latest incident yesterday afternoon, six carriages on two trains caught alight at Cape Town station. A man has been detained in connection with the latest fire. Two weeks ago three trains were set alight at three different stations in the space of three hours in the Western Cape. Some officials including Western Cape Economic Opportunities Minister, Alan Winde, have warned that the rail system might collapse if urgent action is not taken to save the system. Both the national and provincial government say these are orchestrated attacks on the public rail system. Over R630 millio has been lost over the past 3-and-a-half years as a result of train fires, more than 70% of these in the Western Cape. PRASA says its modernisation project, including improvements in security, intelligence and surveillance, will go a long way in curbing the issues faced in the ailing system but in the meantime commuters continue to bear the brunt of delays.

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  1. The only sometime idont get about metrorail theres special train that will never be late even if is coming towards ather train.this normal which for people who dont afford it must stop for hours so that the Importand and wealthy commuters can pass.from the beggining it was rong we all paying and according our wallets.now they must take the fall RESULTS ARE MORE TO COME.
    In CAPETOWN

  2. I dont understand 4 3 years this happen and these people r getting away.my question is this.Are the fire investigators and forensics doing a proper job? Do they have the skills and experience for this type of crime?if not seek more training.

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