Commuters left stranded after Metrorail suffer attempted vandalism

Metrorail said that they are experiencing another setback as vandalism and attempted theft left commuters along the southern line stranded.

Metrorail Spokesperson Nana Zenani said that this has promted they to implemented additional security measures at various sub-stations. An investigating has also been launched on the theft and vandalism of an Eskom cable that feeds electricity to the Main Traction substation which powers the running of the trains.

This comes after earlier this week, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and Eskom technicians repaired the same line after it was deliberately cut by criminals during load shedding.

According to the acting regional manager for Metrorail in the Kaparo Molefi ,”Commuters travelling from Cape Town to Muizenberg were left stranded as trains had to be cancelled at Retreat Station due to power supply failure yesterday”.

by Everngelista Muza


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