Metrorail

Commuters relieved as trains return to one of Cape Town’s busiest stations

PRASA says services in Parow will only be available during the week for now.

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News | 2 February 2023

President urged to sack PRASA’s board and hand over passenger rail

Activist group #UniteBehind sets mid-February deadline for demand to fix PRASA

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News | 25 January 2023

Metrorail resumes partial service to Eerste River after three years

Cape Town commuters welcome trains as far more affordable than buses or taxis

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News | 17 January 2023

New trains stand idle as PRASA fails to upgrade depots

Dodgy tender awards and settlement agreement have delayed upgrades

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News | 13 January 2023

How close is Cape Town to taking over commuter rail?

Fikile Mbalula has been ignoring the mayor’s letters. Activists are now threatening legal action against the transport minister.

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News | 20 December 2022

Metrorail Central Line occupiers protest over delays

Siyahlala and Philippi shack dwellers appeal to Cape Town mayor to get things moving

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Brief | 8 December 2022

Here’s why you won’t be able to catch a train from Khayelitsha this year

PRASA misses court deadline to relocate shack dwellers on Central Line

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News | 30 November 2022

Commuters say they are paying up to three times more because Metrorail is broken

#UniteBehind says good infrastructure, equipment, and security is needed to get the rail service fully operating again.

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Brief | 28 November 2022

How an honest PRASA worker turned down corrupt money and helped uncover fraud

Over R9-million worth of bogus claims processed in just six months - in a scheme that could run back to 2014

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News | 18 November 2022

Waiting for the scrapheap: hundreds of Shosholoza Meyl’s rusted carriages to be scrapped and sold

Most of PRASA’s long-distance train carriages “obsolete”

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News | 3 November 2022

Appeal court trashes Siyangena’s R5.5-billion appeal bid

Ex-PRASA contractor “rightly found by the high court to have been complicit to the corruption, impropriety and maladministration”

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Law | 1 November 2022

After two years the Ga-Rankuwa to Pretoria train is running again. We tried it

PRASA says it’s still working to get the Pretoria to Johannesburg line running again

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News | 28 October 2022

PRASA’s deadline looms for fixing Pretoria’s ruined train stations

Stations on the Pienaarspoort to Pretoria line are supposed to be fixed by December. Some progress has been made.

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News | 28 September 2022

These graphs show PRASA’s disastrous state

No trains, no hope? We show just how bad things are at PRASA.

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Analysis | 21 September 2022

This is Cape Town’s best run train

Activists protest at Mini Blue Train to highlight PRASA’s failures

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Brief | 20 September 2022

Mbalula sticking to December deadline to fully open Cape Town’s Central Line

An agreement has been signed with communities occupying the railway line

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Brief | 9 September 2022