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metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Times reports that nine platforms at Cape Town railway station will be closed to the public for a week to allow for a signal system upgrade.  

Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott indicated that the upgrade would be from 26 to 30 January.  She said the installation of the new resignalling project was vital to address obsolescence in the rail network because the current signalling system was old, heavily copper-reliant and prone to copper theft and vandalism.  The upgrades formed part of completion of the second-phase commissioning at the station.  The fire-damaged platforms, numbers 17, 18 and 19, were still under repair and would also be commissioned for the signalling upgrade after their refurbishment.  Commuters are advised to scrutinise the region’s social media or phone the toll-free Transport Information Centre at 0800-656-463 for daily updates.

  • Read Raphael Wolf’s report in this regard in full at Cape Times

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