Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says Metrorail will only start operating once the country moves into Level- 3 of the lockdown.
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has set aside about R1.4 billion to restore services on Cape Town’s Metrorail central line.
Power has been restored to Metrorail train stations in the Western Cape and operations are expected to resume soon.
Western Cape Metrorail says it has received Eskom’s notification of intent to cut the power supply due to unpaid bills.
Metrorail says its investigation into the recent train fires at Cape Town Station is progressing well.
Metrorail says passenger train services in the central area of Cape Town have again been temporarily grounded due to cable theft.
Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, has announced an improvement in Metrorail’s on-time performance. He was speaking at a media briefing in Johannesburg on PRASA’s War Room Progress report.
A group of protesters have invaded a Metrorail train station on the Germiston Knights railway line on Gauteng’s East Rand, causing extensive damage to property on Wednesday.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) should hand over the control of Metrorail services in Cape Town to the city authorities.