CT commuters warned to expect public transport delays

Metrorail’s Riana Scott says infrastructure on one of its busiest routes has been damaged in an apparent act of vandalism.

FILE: The MyCiti bus service. Picture: City of Cape Town

CAPE TOWN – Capetonians can expect a longer commute to and from work for at least the next 24 hours.

The rail, bus and taxi sectors have all been hit hard in recent weeks by criminals.

Over the weekend, buses and train infrastructure were targeted.

Metrorail’s Riana Scott says that infrastructure on one of its busiest routes has been damaged in an apparent act of vandalism.

She says that train services to and from Khayelitsha have been affected due to cable theft in Bonteheuwel.

This has added to the rail operator’s growing list of woes. In recent weeks a number of train coaches have been gutted in arson attacks in Cape Town.

MyCiti bus commuters will also have to endure delays on Monday. A bus was attacked and set alight in Joe Slovo Park on Sunday. Three other buses were also stoned in the area.

Public transport was also affected last week in parts of the south Peninsula.

Traffic authorities impounded 52 taxis in the south Peninsula as rival taxi companies clashed.