Thursday, May 24, 2012

A bomb scare takes place at Tygerberg Station

Lauren Snyders
24 May 2012

Metrorail regional manager in the Western Cape Mtutuzeli Swarts confirmed the bomb scare at Tygerberg Station.

Swarts said that when a bomb scare occurs it must be investigated and precautionary measures must be taken to ensure that people’s lives aren’t put at risk.

He added that when Metrorail received the bomb scare, the police were called in and stopped all trains at Tygerberg Station.

He added that police searched the trains and the parameter of the station.

People were also escorted off trains and off the platforms for their own safety.

Swarts added that as soon as police finish their investigation trains would continue as normal.

He also said that no trains were cancelled, but trains were delayed because of the incident.

Trains have since continued on the Northern Line.



At Thursday, 24 May, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in one of the trains with my son that came to a stand still as well, just outside of Tygerberg station. We were stranded in the train for about 1 hour and 30 to 45 minutes before we decided to jump off the train as well. There was no no metro rail assistance, those who helped people off the trains were all commuters who assisted each other. Metro rails was obviously aware of this when trains were operating, and should have stopped on stations were people could get off instead of having the commuters stranded between stations. There were police on the station, but not even they assisted the commuters. The trains doors were also locked and that made it even more difficult for female commuters to jump off the train. Metro rail should have at least be more considerate by getting assistance for those who needed to get off desperately. Many school children were stranded and could do with the assistance of metro rail workers and police.

Anonymous Commuter.


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