metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Argus reports that commuters travelling on Cape Town's central line, which runs through Kapteinsklip, Khayelitsha and Bishop Lavis, have had to use alternative transport again on Wednesday.  

Service on the line remained suspended after cable theft, vandalism and damage to critical infrastructure, including signalling equipment, rendered it inoperable earlier this week.  The cancellation of trains on Monday caused chaos for commuters, many of whom queued for hours to get other forms of public transport to and from work.  It also caused an increase in road traffic congestion.  Metrorail said technical recovery teams were continuing with repairs, testing and safety checks before services could be reinstated.  "Customers are encouraged to public address announcements at stations, to consult Metrorail's passenger information channels and their phones if registered to receive short message alerts and to share the information with fellow commuters," Metrorail said.


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