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metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Argus reports that as thousands of workers returned to work on Monday, the central train line along the Cape Flats would remain closed until Wednesday.  

Last Monday, Metrorail suspended services on the central line after a security guard was shot dead during an armed robbery at the Chris Hani station in Khayelitsha.  The United National Transport Union (UNTU), which represents most of the train drivers, said it would meet with the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) on Wednesday to discuss its grievances regarding safety on the notorious line.  UNTU general secretary Steve Harris said the railway route had become a life-threatening working environment and that it would be suspended until his members’ safety was guaranteed.  Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott confirmed that the central train services were still closed, as labour issues remained unresolved.  Meanwhile, Metrorail regional manager Richard Walker said rail commuters should brace themselves for longer commuting times in 2018.

  • Read this report by Okuhle Hlati in full at Cape Argus
  • See too, Delays continue to affect train commuters in Cape Town, at EWN
  • And also, Metrorail: Commuters in Western Cape in for another year of lengthy delays, at EWN

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