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metrorail thumb medium90 92Pretoria News reports that Tshwane train commuters will experience delays from Monday as the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has not finished replacing stolen overhead cables.  

United Commuter Voice general-secretary Phumulani Ndlovu issued this warning.  He said many companies would be resuming full operations and schools would be reopening this week, so commuter volumes were expected to rise markedly from Monday.  If there were delays people would be late for work.  He claimed the problems were a direct result of Prasa getting rid of security companies.  Prasa spokesperson Nana Zenani said they were experiencing unprecedented levels of vandalism across all the regional Metrorail and Shosholoza Meyl services, resulting in disruptions to commuter services.  In a statement released on Friday, she said:  ‚ÄúVandalism of electrical wires and the destruction of Prasa infrastructure has resulted in vast sections being closed down due to lack of electrical lines.  This, with ongoing modernisation of stations and other related infrastructure has forced Metrorail, the rail operator, to severely scale back its service with some corridors being completely closed in various regions.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by James Mahlokwane at Pretoria News

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