Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Eskom leaves City station in the dark

By Mikhaila Crowie
20 August 2008

A power outage at the Salt River Eskom sub station this morning left Cape Town train station without any power.

Metrorail were unable to service any of their signals and to make centralised announcements.

Commuters were told to make alternative arrangements this morning.

Metrorail spokesperson, Riana Scott, said Eskom were unable to tell them when the power would be back on.

Scott also apologised to commuters saying it was beyond their (Metrorail) control and said Golden Arrow were assisting them during the crisis.

“People with weekly and monthly tickets were able to use Golden Arrow bus services and Golden Arrow will continue to service those customers.”

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