Railways



METRORAIL: WE WON’T REST UNTIL ARSON CULPRITS ARE CAUGHT

The attacks on the rail operator’s services have affected commuters across Cape Town. Three Metrorail carriages were set alight at the Cape Town Metrorail station. Picture: Shantel Moses Metrorail vandalism WC Metrorail Metrorail delays Siyabonga…


Angry SA passengers burn trains

South African commuters run to board a train South African commuter trains typically carry about 1,000 passengers Rail passengers angry at service delays torched at least 26 train carriages near Johannesburg on Wednesday evening. Carriages…


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Prasa chair admits locomotives don’t fit SA tracks

By Staff WriterSeptember 4, 2015 Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) chairman, Popo Molefe, has reportedly admitted that the controversial locomotives brought into the country this year are not suited to the local rail infrastructure….


Authorities Investigating Prasa Train Accident

Five people including the driver and an assistant sustained injuries. Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) took journalists aboard the new trains it purchased from a Spanish manufacturer to prove that they comply with…



SA’s R600 million train blunder

2015-07-05 07:27 Johannesburg – South African railways officials imported brand new locomotives from Europe worth hundreds of millions of rand despite explicit warnings that the trains are not suited for local rail lines. In what…


Vengeful commuters torch trains

July 15 2015 at 01:38pm THE STAR Johannesburg – Passengers meant to travel on Metrorail trains in Germiston were stranded on Wednesday morning after enraged commuters torched two trains because several trains were running late…


Protesters loot and burn Randfontein train station

SOUTH AFRICA RANDFONTEIN – The Randfontein train station, west of Johannesburg, has been indefinitely closed. According to Metrorail spokesman Lillian Mofokeng said protesters from a nearby community on Monday set fire to two vehicles, looted…