Illegal connections affect Cape train service

Residents of the Nolungile informal settlement have made a series of illegal connections crossing the railway overhead cables.

FILE: Rail commuters wait on a platform at Mutual Station in Cape Town. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Metrorail Western Cape says disruptions to its line between Khayelitsha and Cape Town have been caused by a series of illegal connections.

Residents of the Nolungile informal settlement have made a series of illegal connections crossing the railway overhead cables.

This morning the illegal connections touched the overheads, shutting down all power to the line.

Metrorail's Riana Scott says: “They have managed to bring some of the power back on one line, but they cannot fully repair this until all illegal connections have been removed.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)