Suspension of train services prompts call for intervention

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The ANC in the Western Cape says it will ask the Minister of Transport to intervene following the suspension of the Metrorail train line.

The party has expressed concern over the impact the disruption will have on passengers’ jobs and income.

Thousands of commuters were left stranded on the Central line and parts of the Northern line on Monday, with scores using alternative transport yesterday.

Metrorail says continued vandalism of critical infrastructure can be partly blamed on organised gang syndicates.

Areas such as Khayelitsha and Bishop Lavis have been affected. ANC Western Cape Secretary, Faiez Jacobs, says: “It can be that our people on the Cape Flats must continue suffering like this. We are tired of excuses and we want answers. We going to call the National Minister to account and also intervene,” says Jacob.