Transport infrastructure an easy target, says City of Cape Town

The metro says that it cannot allow criminals to undermine and sabotage the public transport system.

FILE: At least two train coaches were torched and several shops were damaged by angry commuters at Cape Town Station. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says that transport infrastructure has become an easy target for attackers.

The metro was commenting on the murder of a bus driver on Saturday.

The man was shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt in Nyanga.

The City of Cape Town has called on police to act swiftly against the killers of the Golden Arrow Bus driver.

The metro has described the incident as sickening and senseless.

Mayco member Brett Herron says that transport infrastructure has become an easy target.

He also noted the vandalism of train infrastructure.

According to Herron, the latest data reveals that there were 2,7 million fewer rail journeys in Cape Town per month in 2016/17 when compared with 2015/16.

He says that it confirms commuters have already transferred to road-based transport.

The metro says that it cannot allow criminals to undermine and sabotage the public transport system.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)