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metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Argus reports that there was commuter chaos in Cape Town on Tuesday after at least 35 trains were cancelled as a result of recent arson attacks on rail infrastructure.  

Metrorail spokeswoman Riana Scott said that, to date, 17 carriages had been damaged, which would cost the company up to R17 million to repair.  On Tuesday, the major hiccups were between Nyanga and Philippi.  Scott indicated:  “We have to cancel some of the trains so they don’t block up the system.  It will take a long time to fix this, because they are burnt and there is nothing that is salvageable.”  She added the recovery would be progressive, but would not be a quick process.

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