Cable theft leaves thousands of Metrorail commuters stranded in Pretoria

Overhead wires were stolen in Irene in Pretoria on Tuesday night.

Metrorail trains. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

JOHANNESBURG - Thousands of Metrorail train commuters have been left stranded on Wednesday morning, with cable theft leaving trains stationary.

Overhead wires were stolen in Irene in Pretoria on Tuesday night.

Technicians are now busy trying to replace the stolen cables.

Metrorail is making arrangements for buses to transport ticket holders between the Olifantsfontein and Irene stations.