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prasaNews24 reports that recovery of Cape Town’s central line is well underway, according to the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa). It is intended to have trains back up and running between Nyanga and Philippi by the end of May.

At a community engagement in Mitchells Plain on 10 May, Prasa officials advised that through extensive engagements with the Philippi community, the relocation of hundreds of illegal occupants from the central line allowed them to work on restoring this service, with the next step being recovery to Mitchells Plain. This area was worst affected by encroachment, with Prasa negotiation securing clearing of 10m from the line. Prasa only requires 8m to run their operations. Phase 1 in their recovery plan was the relocation of persons in Langa. They have since negotiated with occupiers to give back one line. In Philippi, they have relocated persons to another plot of Prasa property near Stock Road. A total of 884 dwellers have been moved from ward 34 in Philippi to the Stock Road section in ward 88 in Philippi. This is a temporary relocation. An application has been made to have this rezoned. There are still occupiers in Langa to be moved to a proposed plot of land located in the Philipi Wedge in ward 43.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Samantha Lee-Jacobs at News24

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