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metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Argus reports that due to the efforts of Metrorail's technical teams, who have managed to repair the twenty-three track boxes destroyed by vandals on Sunday, the suspension of Cape Town’s Khayelitsha-Kapteinsklip-Bishop Lavis line has been lifted.  

Metrorail indicated in a statement:  "A limited service is able to operate on this high volume corridor after sustained theft and vandalism of safety-critical infrastructure forced closure of the lines late Sunday night.  Full recovery is not yet possible."  Regional manager Richard Walker said recovery teams were often traumatised by the constant hovering of individuals who brazenly started digging up cables not far from where repairs were being done, only to scatter temporarily when confronted by armed guards.  He commended the technicians and security teams for focusing on the job at hand despite the difficult circumstances.  He also expressed his gratitude to commuters for their patience and thanked stakeholders for understanding the conditions under which the suspension was necessary.

  • Read this report by Cape Argus
  • Read too, Commuters fear losing their jobs after train service suspended, at GroundUp


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