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metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that train services on Cape Town's central line remained suspended on Tuesday after thousands of commuters were left in the lurch on Monday.  

Metrorail put the brakes on services on the busy route, due to ongoing cable theft and vandalism.  On Tuesday, the company made alternative arrangements, as Metrorail's Riana Scott explained:  “Our weekly and monthly ticket holders may use Golden Arrow buses off peak.  We will not be selling singles or returns to give people cash to make alternative arrangements.”  Scott added that technicians were working flat out to get trains moving again on the central line.  The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) said ongoing disruptions to Metrorail’s operations were costing businesses and workers dearly.

  • Read this report by Graig-Lee Smith in full at EWN
  • See too, Cops called in to safeguard Metrorail technical teams in Cape Town, at Cape Times

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