Summit planned to tackle CT's rail transport woes

This week's suspension of services on Metrorail’s central line was yet another reminder of the parlous state of the city's rail system.

FILE: Metrorail commuters wait on trains at Philippi station. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - A summit is being planned to help find solutions to Cape Town's perennial train problems.

This week's suspension of services on Metrorail’s central line was yet another reminder of the parlous state of the city's rail system.

Two weeks ago, the City of Cape Town's Brett Herron experienced the service first-hand to get a better idea of what tens of thousands of commuters have to endure almost daily.

WATCH: CT Transport official experiences Metrorail service first-hand

On Thursday, he was joined on a train at Kraaifontein by Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Janine Myburgh.

Myburgh says that a solution is needed.

“It’s very good that the summit is being planned so that we can find a solution. This is why the summit is taking place, so that everyone can play a role in finding a solution. Something drastically needs to be done and we’ll only find a solution if we do this together.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)