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CapeTownlogoEWN reports that the City of Cape Town says plans for it to take over the rail network need to be expedited.  

Last month, the council approved an initial business plan for the metro to own the management of the network in the Cape in the hopes of improving the service.  This means the City can now approach the national government for approval and funding.  It is common knowledge that overcrowding, rampant crime and vandalism are just some of the issues plaguing Metrorail and its commuters on a daily basis.  On Thursday morning the City's Transport Mayco member Brett Herron experienced what thousands of ordinary Capetonians have to endure on a regular basis.  He travelled from Khayelitsha to Cape Town, on the busiest and most dangerous line in the city.  The three-hour journey was an eye-opener for him and he commented:  “I’m so pained and so emotional.  What’s important now is the sense of urgency of which we have to work.”

  • This short report by Monique Mortlock is at EWN

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