Metrorail resumes Eerste Rivier line; Shuttle service introduced between Simonstown and Fish Hoek
Metrorail Western Cape has announced that the train service between Eerste Rivier and Bellville will again be in operation from Monday.
The line has been non-operational since the introduction of the national lockdown regulations in 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Bringing back the service on the line is a response to a number of requests from the communities and customers of the Eerste Rivier area to re-open the line,” said Metrorail Western Cape spokesperson, Zino Mihi.
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Eerste River line service resumption
Trial operations will be taking place from Monday, 19th December 2022. pic.twitter.com/owajXEH1XD
The region will on the same day introduce a shuttle service between Simonstown and Fish Hoek. The Fish Hoek line has been closed since the beginning of the year due to environmental issues (sand on the tracks).
“The line is very popular to local and international tourists. As we wrap up the year, Acting Regional Manager, Raymond Maseko would like to thank all our customers for their patience with us as the business as we try to recover the service on most of our lines in the region,” she added.
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