City of Cape Town aiming to make train transport in the metro safer

Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said they want the Rail Enforcement Unit to be reinstated.

Metrorail train in Cape Town. Picture: Abigail Javier/Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town has kickstarted processes aiming to make train transport in the metro safer.

Officials have met with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) in a bid to make this happen.

Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said that they wanted the Rail Enforcement Unit to be reinstated.

"The city is very keen to revive the rail enforcement unit which operated very successfully in Cape Town between October 2018 and July 2020. It was the partnership between all three spheres of government co-funded and really had a positive impact on the safety of trains and the protection of train infrastructure and cables."