Some routes will also be suspended during the festive season to undergo maintenance.
The locomotive costs around R46 million to design and build and is the first of its kind in Africa.
A Mitchells Plain man has told EWN he often sees vandals destroying Metrorail property at night.
The power utility is working around the clock to get a collapsed coal silo at its Majuba Power Station up.
Metrorail says most of the damage has been repaired and services should be up and running.
The Cape Chamber of Commerce says an arson attack at a Metrorail depot in Salt River was planned.