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Train commuters in CT demand more security at stations

Train drivers protested yesterday afternoon following the murder of a colleague at Netreg station.

Seems there are no major delays this morning following yesterday's fatal shooting of a Metrorail train driver. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - It's seems to be all systems go this morning as Metrorail services in Cape Town are back to normal.

Train drivers went on strike yesterday afternoon following the murder of a colleague at Netreg station.

The rail operator's Richard Walkern said: "The train service has resumed this morning after drivers raised concerns about safety after the tragic incident in Netreg where one of our drivers was killed."

Yesterday afternoon, during peak hours thousands of train users had to endure lengthy delays after drivers protested against what they regard as poor security measures.

Some train services had to be cancelled causing delays of up to three hours.

It seems services are running relatively smoothly this morning.

TRAIN COMMUTERS IN CT DEMAND MORE SECURITY AT STATIONS

The Community Policing Forum claims a gang turf war is playing out after an alleged gangster was shot and killed there on Saturday.

Botha was waiting for a connecting train when two men robbed him, before firing the fatal shots.

The train driver was shot in the left leg and stomach.

Residents at the scene speculated on what happened.

A woman told Eyewitness News security is inadequate at the station.

"Those guys stand here every day and nobody does anything about it, the security is here but they are here for their own gain and are not worried about the crime."

Following the shooting some train drivers downed tools citing fears for their safety resulting in delays for rail commuters during the late afternoon peak.