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Cape Town commuters still derailed

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion in the city

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Cape Town trains off the rails

Cape Town’s transport problems have reached a crisis point and officials are seeking solutions before the rail system breaks down

Cosatu slams Golden Arrow for letting down working-class commuters

The strike comes after a “stalemate in wage talks” between unions and employer associations

Second train crash in a week leaves 200 injured

A crash between two Metrorail trains at the Geldenhuys train station in Germiston has left over 200 commuters moderately injured on Tuesday morning.

New Prasa boss faces tough job

Corruption still bedevils the agency but Molepo says he will not be an armchair chief executive

Commuters rebel as Metrorail fails

Power failure brings Cape Town trains to a halt across the city

The joys of Jo’burg: Big trains, smaller penis ads

The ads for penis enlargement in Cape Town's Metrorail are getting a bit much for Hansie Smit who would prefer Gauteng's speed and efficiency.

Cosatu to strike against Metrorail fare hike

The trade federation in Cape Town, which plans to protest, has urged Metrorail to delay increasing its fares until its services had improved.

Soweto residents could be stranded by Mandela memorial

Road closures and public transport disruptions will mean residents of Soweto and greater Gauteng could struggle to get to work on Tuesday.

Protesters threaten ‘to burn the Gautrain’

A group of irate commuters have threatened to torch Gautrain coaches if the authorities do not urgently improve the Metrorail train service.

Metrorail’s service just won’t do, says Zuma

Problems at the passenger train service Metrorail are detrimental to South Africa's economic growth and development, says President Jacob Zuma.

Citizens become overburdened

Prices hikes for everything have put the poor and middle class under strain and they are going to have to make some adjustments.

Illegal train strike over, says Metrorail

Metrorail has said an illegal strike by its train drivers over the lack of security and high rate of abuse and harassment by commuters has ended.

Drivers won’t be made ‘scapegoats’ by Metrorail

Train drivers were not prepared to be "scapegoats" for Metrorail's system failures, the United Transport and Allied Workers' Union said on Friday.

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