Metrorail offers R100k reward for info on train torching in WC

Metrorail Regional Manager Richard Walker says investigations point to ‘orchestrated sabotage’.

FILE: Metrorail says it will cost millions of rands to repair the damage caused by vandals. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN- Metrorail has offered a reward of R100, 000 for information that may assist or speed up investigations into the torching of trains.

The rail service says it has lost the equivalent of four full train sets and a station building, to fires, this year.

Metrorail says it will cost millions of rands to repair the damage caused by vandals.

Metrorail Regional Manager Richard Walker says investigations point to 'orchestrated sabotage'.

Over the weekend six train carriages burnt out at Cape Town Station.

Earlier this month, two carriages were gutted in an alleged arson attack at Retreat Station.

Walker says this year at least 25 train carriages and a ticket office were damaged by fires.

He adds an analysis of vandalism patterns shows criminals are deliberately trying to cause mayhem and delays.