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metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Argus reports that Western Cape trains are set to become a lot safer within the next decade as a multibillion-rand national roll-out plan will see the rail infrastructure modernised and security systems upgraded.  

The R170 billion project by the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) will see modern trains introduced to replace the ageing fleet, new depots upgraded and various stations revamped.  Metrorail spokeswoman Riana Scott said the project included modern signalling and train control systems, an integrated ticketing system, signage and telecommunications improvements.  This comes after Metrorail train driver Piet Botha was shot dead at Netreg train station this week.

  • Read this report by Gadeeja Abbas and Leletu Gxuluwe in full at Cape Argus

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