Metrorail: It could take weeks to fix Langa rail service

Metrorail is awaiting a report from technicians on the extent of damage caused during protests in Langa.

FILE: Protesting Langa residents closed Bhunga Avenue by burning tyres and littering the road with debris. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Train services on the central line remain suspended following violent protests in Langa.

The demonstrations over housing this week affected rail services, because angry residents vandalised infrastructure.



About 37 protesters were released on bail on Wednesday, on charges of public violence.

It has been four days since trains were last operational on the central line.

Metrorail is awaiting a report from technicians on the extent of damage caused during protests in Langa.

The rail agency is looking to reinstate a partial service.

It's however unclear when this will be implemented.

Metrorail has indicated it could take weeks before services on the central line return to normal.