METRORAIL

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Masiphumelele mother’s struggle to find school for deaf son

Her story highlights the problems faced by children with disabilities and their parents 

By Thembela Ntongana - 3 November 2016
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Train strike: where were the buses?

Commuters stranded as drivers strike after death of colleague

By Thembela Ntongana - 12 July 2016
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Outrage over Metrorail annual fare increase

Commuters question raising tariffs when service is going from "bad to worse"

By Thembela Ntongana - 6 June 2016
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Another Metrorail nightmare

Stuck train results in delays and overcrowding

By Bernard Chiguvare - 20 May 2016
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Metrorail diary: Thursday

Another chaotic day trying to get to work in Cape Town

By Bernard Chiguvare - 28 April 2016
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Metrorail diary: Tuesday

In the second of a series of short reports, Bernard Chiguvare describes his daily battle to get to work using Metrorail.

By Bernard Chiguvare - 26 April 2016
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Metrorail diary: Monday

In the first of a series of short reports, Bernard Chiguvare describes his daily battle to get to work using Metrorail.

By Bernard Chiguvare - 25 April 2016
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Langa children unable to travel to school

Between taxi strike and Metrorail problems, delays are too long

By Ashleigh Furlong - 19 April 2016
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My hectic Metrorail trip

Delays, jumping off carriages, no refunds and no improvement

By Bernard Chiguvare - 15 April 2016
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Opposition to annual Metrorail price hike

Activists run petition against fare increases without improved service

By Thembela Ntongana - 31 March 2016
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Cursed to use Metrorail

Commuters say they have little choice in public transport

By Thembela Ntongana - 19 February 2016

Metrorail’s skorokoro trains

Here’s why the trains are delayed every day

By Siyavuya Khaya - 11 February 2016

Delays, faults and failures: what is to be done about Metrorail?

Persistent train delays cause constant problems for Metrorail commuters. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), which owns Metrorail, plans to fix South Africa’s ageing and poorly maintained rail infrastructure.

Kevin Elliott - 19 February 2015