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Metrorail in the Western Cape says it’s hard at work trying to restore the remaining train lines in Cape Town.

Over the past few months, the rail company has slowly brought more lines and train sets back into service.

In March, the busy northern line was reopened with additional trains being made available on that line, which now runs between Cape Town and Bellville.

But it’ll still be at least three months before work can be done to restore the central line, which serviced tens of thousands of commuters daily pre-pandemic.

Also delaying efforts to reopen the line are people who have illegally built shacks on the tracks at Philippi and Langa stations.

Prasa is hoping to remove the shacks before a court-mandated July deadline and get the service up and running.

Metrorail’s Nana Zenani says the pandemic and constant vandalism has ravaged the rail system.

“The Northern Line is operational in as far as Cape Town to Bellville via Maitland.  The Southern Line is also operational between Fish Hoek and Cape Town, as well Fish Hoek to Simon’s Town. The Cape Flats Line is functioning”.

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