Gauteng Metrorail launches probe after two new trains collide in Tshwane

The commuter rail service operator said a train coming from the Mabopane Station experienced a technical fault outside the Soshanguve Depot earlier on Monday, leading to the crash.

A Metrorail train in Mabopane. Picture: Department of Transport.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Metrorail said an investigation was under way after two newly launched trains collided in Tshwane.

The commuter rail service operator said a train coming from the Mabopane Station experienced a technical fault outside the Soshanguve Depot earlier on Monday, leading to the crash.

It’s not yet clear what the cost of the damage is.

Gauteng Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said: “The trains had eight staff members and no commuters at the time of the incident.”

Metrorail said train services were not affected and no further delays were expected.