Water-logged cables delay CPT trains

Metrorail says water-logged cables along its Southern Line have caused recent delays.

Metrorail says water-logged cables along its Southern Line have caused recent delays.

CAPE TOWN - Metrorail says water-logged cables are to be blamed for recent delays in Cape Town.

Train commuters were left waiting for about three hours on the Southern Line on Thursday.

Metrorail's Mthuthuzeli Swartz explained where the problem started, saying the "initial problem seems to be coming from Newlands and it then spread right across the Southern Line."

"The reason for that is the cables were water-logged as a result of a defective compressor."

He further added: "That water went and flooded part of the communication system where the cables are situated. It then resulted in the entire Southern Line being out of operation."