Metrorail commuters frustrated as infrastructure damaged
The rail operator's infrastructure suffered extensive damage this week.
CAPE TOWN - It's been another week of headaches and frustrations for Metrorail and commuters in Cape Town.
The rail operator's infrastructure suffered extensive damage this week. Several carriages have been torched in arson attacks.
In the latest incident on Thursday, firefighters responded to the Koeberg Railway Station, where two train carriages were on fire.
The city's Fire and Rescue Service's Theo Layne says it took firefighters over an hour to extinguish the fire.
Meanwhile, eight train carriages were destroyed when chaos erupted at Cape Town Train Station on Monday night.
Angry commuters went on a rampage, torching trains and looting shops. They became angry over lengthy delays in train schedules.
One person was arrested.
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)