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metrorail thumb medium90 92TMG Digital reports that the Gauteng government will hosting a two-day summit on Friday and Saturday aimed at “tackling topics that are sure to raise a nerve with the users of rail”.  

It comes at the end of a week that saw two Metrorail trains collide head-on near Tembisa‚ leaving one dead and 243 injured.  After Tuesday’s crash‚ Metrorail Lillian Mofokeng insisted that rail was “still the safest mode of public transport” and said the preliminary cause of the crash was "human error".  The Gauteng Provincial Legislature said its summit would give “train commuters an opportunity to air their views and suggestions with organised formations to process and account to”.  Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Roads and Transport, Jacob Khawe, noted that the “rail system has been inundated with inefficiencies and delays that have a socio-impact on commuters”.

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