South African Train Corporation on the 'Brink of Collapse'?
The City of Cape Town intends to take over management of Metrorail in order to expedite a plan by the National Department of Transport to modernise the rail service, Mayoral Committee Member for Transportation and Urban Development Brett Herron has said.
South Africa: City of Cape Town Wants to Get Metrorail Back On Track
News24Wire, 10 October 2017
The City of Cape Town says it wants to take control over the beleaguered Metrorail in order to bring it back on track. Read more »
South Africa: City of Cape Town Intends to Take Over Commuter Trains
GroundUp, 10 October 2017
On Tuesday, Mayoral Committee Member for Transportation and Urban Development Brett Herron announced at a press conference that the City intended to take over the management of… Read more »
Commuters abandon a Metrorail train and walk to Maitland train station, crisscrossing the railway tracks for about half a kilometre (file photo).
South Africa: Broken Lifts and Stairs for Commuters With Wheelchairs
GroundUp, 21 September 2017
There is no time frame on when railway stations in Cape Town will be universally accessible, but they will be upgraded says Metrorail. The trains themselves will only be fully… Read more »
South Africa: No Quick Fix for Cape Town's Trains, Commuters Told
GroundUp, 24 August 2017
There is "no quick fix" to the problems with Cape Town's trains, says Metrorail's Riana Scott, in response to a letter from eight train commuters complaining about constant delays… Read more »
South Africa: What It's Like When Metrorail Fails
GroundUp, 11 July 2017
Which happens almost daily Read more »