Question NW1551 to the Minister of Transport

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11 August 2020 - NW1551

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What has caused the delays in the restoration of train lines in the Cape Flats and (b) by what date will Metrorail services resume operations across Cape Town?


(a) The Cape Flats line from Cape Town to Retreat has been severely vandalized during lockdown alert level 5. The signalling system between Ndabeni and Pinelands has been stolen and causes an extended area of Manual Authorisation increasing the risk of operations.

(b) The Cape Flats and Northern Corridor services between Cape Town – Bellville is planned for resumption on the 17 August 2020. By the end of August, the Northern Corridorservices will be extended to Eerste River. The service from Eerste River – Strand and Eerste River – Muldersvlei is planned for resumption on 1 September 2020.

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