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DA concerned over rail commuter safety after PTA North crash

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has asked the Rail Safety Regulator to immediately investigate the cause of the crash.

Picture: Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG – The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng says a train crash in Pretoria which injured 215 people raises serious concerns over rail commuter safety in the province.

It's understood the trains collided head on at the Rosslyn Station on Monday night.

Both train drivers are still being treated in a Pretoria hospital after they sustained serious injuries.

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has asked the Rail Safety Regulator to immediately investigate the cause of the crash.

The DA’s Warren Gwilt says the agency should investigate all train accidents that have occurred in the province.

“What we’d like to see is the Rail Regulator actually investigate a number of train crashes that have happened throughout the province because most of the people that make up the economy of Gauteng use public transport, particularly rail. And their safety is our priority.”

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)