Metrorail technicians working to restore services on CT central line

Trains on the busy central line were disrupted due to vandalism and cable theft. Commuters will have to make alternative arrangements to get to their destinations.

A general view of the Cape Town Train Station. Picture: Facebook.com.

CAPE TOWN - Metrorail says their technicians are still working to restore services on the central line.

Metrorail’s Riana Scott says trains on the busy central line were disrupted due to vandalism and cable theft.

She says they have made several arrests in order to stop vandalism on their trains.

“One of the permanent solutions to try and stem this kind of vandalism is to extend the wall that we’ve constructed between Nyanga and Lansdowne bridge. This is a reinforced concrete wall of about three meters.”

Scott says the construction cost about R3 million.

She added both sides of the railway line, in the high priority triangle in Langa-Bontheuwel and Nyanga will now be enclosed at a total cost of R68 million.

For now, commuters on the central line will have to make alternative arrangements to get to their destinations.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)