Metrorail warns of delays following train accident

Two people were injured when a train struck their car at the crossing earlier toda. The rail service and surrounding roads remain closed due to the incident.

Emergency officials are on the scene. Picture: Twitter/@ER24EMS

CAPE TOWN – Metrorail has warned of delays of up to an hour to part of the South Peninsula following a crash at the Uxbridge level crossing near Lakeside.

Two people were injured when a train struck their car on the crossing earlier on Tuesday.

The rail service and surrounding roads remain closed due to the incident.

Metrorail's Riana Scott says there is a limited service operating in the area.

“Both railway lines have closed for the investigation. The revised transport arrangements are a limited bus service between Retreat and Fish Hoek and a train service between Fish Hoek and Simons Town. At this stage, our technicians are unable to guarantee full recovery by afternoon peak.”