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transnetlogo thumb100 News24Wire reports that a Transnet goods train derailed between Tygerberg and Bellville railway stations in Cape Town on Monday, severely delaying commuter services.  

The derailment occurred around 08:30.  The cause was not immediately apparent.  "Under current circumstances, delays could exceed 120 minutes," Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott indicated.  She added that until Transnet provided a prognosis on clearing the derailment site, Metrorail trains were being held in Parow and Bellville until further notice.  Northern commuters were advised to use the Monte Vista service.  Sonja Carstens, spokesperson for the United National Transport Union (Untu), said information about the derailment was sketchy, but preliminary reports indicated that no one had been injured.


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