Plans to relocate people living on railway line at advanced stage - WC Transport

Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela said that one of their key priorities was to relocate shacks that had sprung up on tracks that had been unused for months.

The informal settlement of Lockdown has sprung up on and around the Metrorail's central line in Philippi, Cape Town. Picture: Kaylynn Palm/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Transport Department said that it was critical that everything possible was being done to fix the province's rail network.

Barely a week goes by without some issue or another suspending services.

The department said that it had been working closely with the rail agency.

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MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela said that one of their key priorities was to relocate shacks that had sprung up on tracks that had been unused for months.

"The main issue now is the identification of land so that we can start moving the people who are occupying the rail because everything else, including the building of a security wall depends on us moving those people. Plans are at a very advanced stage."

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