Prasa to take an 'integrated approach' to improve rail safety

Last week, nine men were robbed, assaulted and thrown out of a moving train between Eerste River and Lynedoch stations.

FILE: Commuters cram onto a train at the Khayelitsha station on 30 November 2017. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Passenger Rail Agency says that an integrated approach involving various law enforcement bodies is needed to protect its infrastructure and commuters.

Last week, nine men were robbed, assaulted and thrown out of a moving train between Eerste River and Lynedoch stations.

One of the victims died.

Prasa group CEO Sibusiso Sithole says: “We are looking at total solutions, like more people on the ground at our stations and our trains. We’re looking at the deployment of technology, working with passengers and other organisations.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)