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Day gets off to slow start as several trains delayed in CT

Trains on several lines have been affected by a power failure near Cape Town Station.

Several trains were delayed following a power failure near Cape Town Station on 29 January 2016. Picture: @cheflow2 via Twitter.
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CAPE TOWN - The day has started on a sluggish and frustrating note for thousands of Metrorail commuters, who are stuck on either slow-moving or halted trains causing major delays.

Trains on several lines have been affected by a power failure near Cape Town Station.

The power has since been restored but it's set back services, delaying operations by up to an hour or more.

A carriage stopped near Woodstock station and then remained stationery for 25 minutes.

Some impatient passengers eventually jumped out and started walking towards the city centre.

The train driver addressed commuters on several occasions, explaining he wasn't to blame.

He informed remaining passengers power failures were causing service issues.

Meanwhile. Metrorail’s Riana Scott has pleaded for patience.

“The technicians managed to restore power at 6:40am. However, trains outside the Cape Town station are all in a holding pattern and are waiting for available platforms. We apologise to our customers and ask that they not walk along the tracks.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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