Metrorail introduces shuttle train service after Elandsfontein crash

Metrorail says while the shuttle service will help to alleviate some inconvenience, it won't be stopping at the Isando Station.

Some train services were suspended at the Elandsfontein railway station after two trains collided near the station in Johannesburg on Thursday morning leaving one person dead and over 100 injured. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Metrorail has introduced a single-line shuttle train service running from Germiston to Elandsfontein as part of contingency measures following Thursday morning’s deadly train crash.

Metrorail says while the shuttle service will help to alleviate some inconvenience, it won't be stopping at the Isando Station.

Spokesperson Tony Games said: “Our technical team is still working on the ground to clear the line of all the coaches. They will also repair the damaged railway infrastructure. In terms of our recovery plan, we’re hoping that we’ll be able to run a normal service come peak time on Friday."

More than 1000 people were rushed to hospital after Thursday's crash.

Officials suspect cable theft was to blame.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)