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CT train commuters call on Metrorail to improve services

Commuters say they’ve had enough as most of them rely solely on Metrorail to travel to and from work.

Platforms 8 to 12 have been out of commission, causing delays of up to an hour during the morning peak today. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Train commuters say delays have become a regular occurrence and have called on Metrorail to improve services.

This afternoon, there are delays of up to 40 minutes as a result of an arson attack in which ten carriages were gutted on Saturday.

Platforms 8 to 12 have been out of commission, causing delays of up to an hour during the morning peak today.

Dozens of commuters this afternoon hurried onto platforms eager to catch the earliest train home.

Many say they are frustrated by poor service from Metrorail.

A commuter, who does not want to be named, says train delays occur on a regular basis.

"I'm stressed, everyday it's the same problem."

Commuters say they've had enough as most of them rely solely on Metrorail to travel to and from work.