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metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that Metrorail management in the Western Cape cannot say when the central line is expected to reopen after having been suspended for four weeks.  No tickets are being sold for the central line this month.  

The rail operator indicated that repairs were ongoing, but new cases of theft and vandalism were hampering efforts.  The central line is Metrorail's busiest route and serves heavily populated communities like Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha, Bonteheuwel and Langa.  Besides new damage to infrastructure, Metrorail is also in the final stages of procuring additional security guards and more police support.  The bad news for Metrorail commuters is that the Golden Arrow Bus Service off-peak concession has not been renewed this month.  Last month, commuters with monthly train tickets could use off-peak buses for free, now they have to pay.

  • A short report by Lauren Isaacs is at EWN

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