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Cable theft causes major train delays in CT

Incidents of cable theft have been reported at the Cape Town, Woodstock and Kraaifontein stations.

Cape Town train station. Picture: Chad Roberts/Primedia

CAPE TOWN - Metrorail commuters can expect delays of up to 60 minutes or more.

Incidents of cable theft have been reported at the Cape Town, Woodstock and Kraaifontein stations.

The delays are exacerbated by Transnet repairs to railway tracks in the Bellville area.

Metrorail's Richard Walker said, "This morning we had an incident of cable theft between Woodstock and Cape Town where some of our signal cables has been stolen.

"And what that has basically resulted in is that we need to manually arrange and operate trains in and out of Cape Town station."