Metrorail warns of train delays after fire

Some of the burned carriages at the staging yard in Kraaifontein. Picture: Facebook
Commuters can expect delays and congestion on the northern train lines tomorrow, Metrorail has warned, because three trains were gutted by fire at the Transnet Freight Rail yard in Kraaifontein on Saturday April 15.

Metrorail issued a statement on its Facebook page saying it was “too early to speculate” on the cause of the fire but police were investigating.

It warned that “train cancellations and over-crowding” could be “expected”, when pupils returned from school holidays and employees came back from the long weekend on Tuesday April 18.

Regional Manager Richard Walker said: “It is unfortunate that the worst affected will be our commuters coming from the poorer communities on the northern line corridor who can only afford the Metrorail train service as a means of public transport and mobility.”