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Nationwide railway shutdown on the cards for Friday, 26 July

Train commuters across the country have been warned to find alternative transport on Friday, 26 July, as there will be a national railway shutdown. The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa)...

Planned Metrorail strike aims to turn rail service around

Metrorail Western Cape has confirmed they are aware of an impending nationwide strike by the United National Transport Union which is expected to take place this month. As trains throughout the Cape...

Metrorail apologises for trains across the Cape coming to a halt

Metrorail Western Cape has apologised unreservedly to its customers for trains coming to a halt across the region on Thursday morning. The delays were attributed to two incidents, said Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott. "In the...

Rail Enforcement Unit’s clampdown on metal theft yielding results

Eight suspects will appear in court this week on various rail-related crimes, following the Rail Enforcement Unit (REU)’s clampdown on scrapyards, bucket shops and hot spots last week. The unit had focused...

Probe into Metrorail’s failings gets under way

Cape Town - The public protector's office has met with the chairperson of the standing committee on transport and public works, Nceba Hinana, and DA chief whip Mark Wiley to start...

No new trains for Cape Town after R30m arson attack?

Plans to send new trains to Cape Town to help to bolster Metrorail’s ageing fleet could be put on hold following an alleged arson attack which left 11 carriages destroyed at...

Metrorail fiasco threatens businesses

The Metrorail crisis is having a devastating effect on the economy of the Western Cape, with businesses left hamstrung and organised labour decrying job losses on the back of a poor,...

City of Cape Town wants to get Metrorail back on track

The City of Cape Town says it wants to take control over the beleaguered Metrorail in order to bring it back on track. Councillor Brett Herron said on Tuesday that...

Survey results of Metrorail’s effect on business

Cape Town businesses believe that the city’s commuting problems are a threat to the viability of their businesses and that the stressful conditions on the trains are affecting the mental health...

Vandals have upper hand on Metrorail

It is becoming clear that “vandals” have gained the upper hand and Metrorail is losing the battle to run a good service for commuters, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and...

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