Metrorail has confirmed to Heart FM News that of the 84 trains needed to operate a normal service in the Western Cape; it only has 40.
In other words, just more than half of the rail operator’s provincial fleet is gone due to arson, vandalism and other causes.
149 train carriages have gone up in flames since May 2015.
That includes the three carriages which were set alight at Cape Town Station on Saturday.
What’s worse is that not a single person’s been convicted for the damages in the past three years.
Metrorail’s Riana Scott says for the commuter right now, several trips are canceled on Monday, especially on the Southern and Cape Flats line.
Platforms 13 and 14 at CT Station remain shut.
The City’s transport boss, Brett Herron wants to know who’s responsible.
“It is undeniable that a sinister force is at work to completely destroy our rail system,” says Herron.
The Passenger Rail Agency’s Nana Zenani is calling on anyone with info on the latest attack to contact the police.
“We really need to put a stop to this,” says Zenani.
Prasa has also confirmed that it’s not planning on bringing its new blue trains online just yet due to the security concerns.
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