Cape Town’s Metrorail train service will face disruptions after two trains caught fire at Cape Town station on Saturday.

An estimated R30-million in damages have been caused, with platforms 15 and 16 both out of operation as a result.

That includes a significant amount of damage to overhead cables.

There’s still some confusion over the incident, which happened on Saturday afternoon.

It seems a train from Muldersvlei either arrived with a carriage alight or was set alight as passengers disembarked.

The train parked next to it then also caught alight.

Two motorcoaches and five passenger coaches were destroyed by the fire.

[PICS: Cape Town Fire & Rescue]