METRORAIL

Limited Metrorail service is better than none

As services slowly resumed, Cape Town commuters generally obeyed the measures put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19

By Tariro Washinyira - 1 July 2020

Metrorail to return with an even worse service after lockdown vandalism

A few trains will resume service in Cape Town on 1 July

By Tariro Washinyira - 26 June 2020

PRASA administrator acted “high-handedly” says court

Judge says Keabetswe “Kea” Mpane cannot be dismissed without due process

By Tania Broughton - 10 June 2020
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Why is PRASA still trying to buy trains that can’t be used?

The too-tall AFRO4000 locomotive rears its head again

By James Stent - 26 March 2020
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Judge who chaired PRASA board to face tribunal

“We are satisfied that the allegations against her are very serious” says Chief Justice

By Liezl Human - 23 March 2020
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PRASA official ‘declines’ to go on air with #UniteBehind

Demand that #UniteBehind not be allowed to participate on the same programme is a direct form of censorship, says organisation

By Steve Kretzmann - 10 March 2020
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Cape Town Central Line will return to service in September, says PRASA Administrator

Rail agency plans 80-bus fleet to provide alternative transport

By James Stent - 5 March 2020
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PRASA fails to implement security plan as court ordered

#UniteBehind now wants Minister of Transport to intervene

By Liezl Human - 4 March 2020
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Metrorail comes to grinding halt because of unpaid electricity bill

PRASA owed ESKOM R4 million and was 34 days overdue

By Ashraf Hendricks - 28 February 2020
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PRASA fails to provide security plan to court

It was due in December

By Liezl Human - 26 February 2020
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Judges award punitive cost order against PRASA for delay in multi-billion rand Siyangena case

#UniteBehind calls for PRASA’s Administrator to be held liable for part of the legal fees

By Elna Schütz - 24 February 2020
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“Every day I fear for my life” says train driver

Stephanus Louw was stabbed and attacked by three men armed with knives

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 February 2020
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COSATU demands government and PRASA fix Metrorail

Hundreds marched in Cape Town on Thursday

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 February 2020
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Ramaphosa should declare passenger rail a national disaster

Six actions that would help fix our rail system

By James Stent and Mmeli Dube - 19 February 2020
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Metrorail driver stoned by angry commuters

Assaults of crew have become a daily occurrence, says injured driver

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 February 2020
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PRASA vs Siyangena: #UniteBehind joins court case to force rail agency to fight for billions of rands

PRASA doesn’t even have a law firm to represent it in huge upcoming legal battle

By Liezl Human - 14 February 2020