Rail commuters in Pretoria urged to seek alternative transport following derailment

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Metrorail commuters have been informed that train services are non-operational during Wednesday morning peak, between Pretoria-Mabopane and De Wildt-Hercules due to a goods train derailment at Hercules, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Commuters traveling on the Mabopane and De Wildt lines are advised to seek alternative transport until further notice as technical teams are clearing the accident scene to allow safe movement of trains.

Gauteng’s Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng says, “Metrorail train services operating between Mabopane and Ga-Rankuwa to Pretoria are temporarily suspended due to a goods train that derailed at Hercules in the early hours of this [Wednesday] morning. As a result, trains will not operate at all during this morning peak. Metrorail apologises for the inconvenience this will cause.”