The ANC welcomes the R8bn Cape Metrorail investment on rails

GS Radebe

The ANC seeks to create better passenger transport by replacing outdated trains, thereby bringing safety, efficiency and comfort to millions of commuters. In this regard, the ANC welcomes the announcement by the department of Transport that more than R8 billion would be invested in Metrorail in the Western Cape. To ensure safer and efficient passenger journey, erection of high walls between communities and railway lines to curb vandalism and the rolling out of 60 new trains will be undertaken.

Part of this massive investment would be the reinforcement of security in trains to deal with crime, as well as protecting public infrastructure. The trains that had been set alight are being repaired in Salt River. The ANC understands that sometimes the commuters become frustrated by Prasa services and the vandalism of trains. The ANC calls upon the South African commuters to be patient, and desist from vandalism of the passenger rail system.

I thank you