Metrorail warns CT commuters to expect delays

Metrorail says commuters on the southern line will have a tough time getting to work this morning.

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

CAPE TOWN - Metrorail is warning commuters to expect delays on its southern line this morning.

The rail operator is investigating after a fire damaged four carriages at the Retreat Station depot yesterday afternoon.

Six trains have been destroyed in separate arson incidents in less than a year, resulting in fewer trips on some of the city's busiest routes.

Metrorail's Richard Walker says southern line commuters will have a tough time getting to work this morning.

Walker says the rail system across Cape Town is under severe pressure.

"We're already facing a lot of strain with capacity and the demand given the fact that since October last year, there's just been a spate of senseless attacks on our property and this will definitely impact the commuters."

Technical teams will today be investigating the cause of this latest blaze.

Metrorail has been forced to amend its timetable, resulting in at least thirty trips being wiped off its schedule indefinitely.