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Metrorail looks at bolstering security

Metrorail is looking at further ways to heighten security after an attack on commuters at the weekend.

Metrorail is looking at further ways to heighten security after an attack on commuters at the weekend. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Metrorail in the Western Cape says it's looking at ways to further bolster security following another attack on a train.

Two commuters were mugged and assaulted on the northern line at the weekend.

One of the victims claims there were no security guards in sight when the attack took place.

Kraaifontein resident Janice Johannes said she no longer felt safe on the train.

"It's scary because I was on my way home. I was just attacked on broad daylight."

Johannes and another commuter were mugged in a carriage on Sunday by two men, near the Esplanade Station.

The railways operator's Mthuthuzeli Swartz said they would do what they could to beef-up security, especially over weekends.

"We will institute an investigation immediately so that the appropriate action can be taken."

Metrorail received R4 million from the Western Cape government to improve train security last year.