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metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has expressed concern after videos recently surfaced on social media showing Metrorail passengers riding on top of moving trains and clinging onto the sides of carriages.  

This is not an unusual sight due to extreme levels of overcrowding on the rail service in the Western Cape.  Prasa CEO Lindikhaya Zide advised that the Western Cape, at full capacity, was supposed to run 88 train sets, but there were only between 57 and 60 sets running at any given time.  He explained:  "Some of these trains sets have to be taken on a general overhaul programme, some as a consequence of cable theft and vandalism, they are taken out of service so that we can repair them."

  • This short report by Lauren Isaacs is at EWN

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