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metrorail thumb medium90 92Timeslive reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) will be reinstating the train service in the Mamelodi corridor‚ more than a month after the service was suspended.  

On 13 March‚ 10 employees were attacked and R6-million worth of damage was caused when six new trains were vandalised and the Eerste Fabrieke station was damaged extensively.  The following day Prasa decided to indefinitely suspend train services in the Mamelodi corridor‚ leaving thousands of commuters without transport to get to school‚ work and other destinations.  The agency said the decision to suspend the service had been taken to protect employees‚ assets and commuters from harm.  The agency’s acting CEO Lindikhaya Zide now said they were confident that they would be able to reintroduce the train service, starting next week on Saturday.  “We hope that the commuting public and communities will work closely with us to protect these valuable assets‚” he said.  The reinstatement of the service comes after extensive engagements between the rail agency and various organisations‚ including rail commuter organisations and community policing forums.

  • Read this report by Sipho Mabena in full at Timeslive

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