Trains back on track on Mabopane-Pretoria line after four months | Citypress

“I am really happy the trains are back. My wallet can now breathe a sigh of relief,” said Doctor Twala after disembarking from a train at the once deserted Mabopane Station

2022-01-19 09:00:00 AM

“I am really happy the trains are back. My wallet can now breathe a sigh of relief,” said Doctor Twala after disembarking from a train at the once deserted Mabopane Station

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) initially expected trains to be back in operation in November. After failing to meet that deadline, the agency blamed a strike in the metal industry and bad weather.

Still no trains on Mabopane-Pretoria line after Prasa misses another deadlineIt then set the deadline to the second week of January.After missing the second deadline, Prasa spokesperson Andiswa Makanda explained that their technical teams found it hard to work due to heavy rainfall. Services finally returned on Monday.

Speaking to City Press on Tuesday, Twala said he had to resort to using taxis for his daily commute from Pretoria West to Mabopane.“Taxis are expensive. Using them cost me double what it cost me using the train. I had to find an extra R1 000 so I could afford taxis. You can understand how this affected me.

Read more: City Press »

PODCAST | What if a pro-black group wanted to use the old SA flag?

It could be used by a black-led movement to critique the ANC. We explore this hypothetical case Read more >>

Lets appreciate that trains are back on track rather than talking negativ es MbalulaFikile Will keep on asking same question....afterall public reps need to give answers....When is the Mahikeng to Kimberley railway line services going to be 'fixed' Mr Minister Mbalula? Aren’t this the same trains 🚊 that we were told were to long for Transnet infrastructure

Believe is essential I gave you my trust and you didn't break it, you are who you say you're Michael90078 I'll keep letting people know about your goodness and guarantee business Michael90078 Train not trains Fikile Mbalula is an inept asshole why poor commuters had to spent thousands on transport fares and when is tembisa/joburg resuming

Why was it discontinued in the first place ? Ineptitude kaMbalula

Cape Town could have 16 new trains in service by mid-yearOn Monday, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula conducted an oversight visit onboard one of the new, so-called 'people's trains'.

Glaring gap in new trains may be problem for elders and disabledProblem for those in wheelchairs and the elderly was raised back in 2018 when the Dunnottar train factory first opened. Always finding faults. Closely guarded secrets out. Locomotives: Tall New trains: Thin and speak Spanish. Lucky Montana's fake engineer Daniel Mtimkhulu got specs wrong 🤣 Very expensive mistakes to fix.

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles amid Japanese censureFourth test in rapid succession this month demonstrates country’s expanding arsenal I want to share this because i want others to benefit from this opportunity that Julie_fx_trader gave to me i made R160,000 profit today. I strongly recommend this trader to those who look for a stable system. I never thought of meeting a legit bitcoin trader after been scammed many times at my age but the heavens sent williamchurch09 guided me and help me make a living through bitcoin with my coinbase app, I recommend you to meet him now and also be a beneficiary of good work I have been very fruitful ever since I have been investing with williamchurch09 . contacted Mr William after series of testimonies i saw online, i took courage and started investing with him. I have made my third withdrawal which are ten times the initial investment.

GETTING BACK ON TRACK: Cape Town’s Central Line rail repairs could come to R2.5bn — Prasa chiefCosts for work done on the Central Line in Cape Town are exceeding initial estimates by almost 100% after efforts to repair one of the biggest in Cape Town were delayed by the Covid-19 lockdown and the encroachment of land occupiers on rail infrastructure.

Close-Up | There’s a Zulu name on my stoep | CitypressClose-Up | There’s a Zulu name on my stoep The suffering people of ESwatini needs this nkunzi so desperately right in Swaziland… not here. What is your point... I mean I also have a beautiful name n so is others 🙆‍♂️🙆‍♂️🙆‍♂️ So?

Time to deliver efficient services for restoring economic growth | CitypressThe future of sustainable economic growth hinges on government's ability to provide efficient and reliable services to boost business and investment confidence.

READ:  Still no trains on Mabopane-Pretoria line after Prasa misses another deadline It then set the deadline to the second week of January. After missing the second deadline, Prasa spokesperson Andiswa Makanda explained that their technical teams found it hard to work due to heavy rainfall. Services finally returned on Monday. Speaking to City Press on Tuesday, Twala said he had to resort to using taxis for his daily commute from Pretoria West to Mabopane. “Taxis are expensive. Using them cost me double what it cost me using the train. I had to find an extra R1 000 so I could afford taxis. You can understand how this affected me. Twala said:  I had to take money from my grocery spending, something the family is never happy with, but I had no other option. He said that he hoped Prasa would safeguard the new trains and infrastructure. “I am happy with these new trains. They are clean and comfortable. Even the stations are clean. I hope things stay like this,” he said. Speaking during an oversight visit to monitor progress on the northern line of the Cape Town central line on Monday, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said after the country went under lockdown, which led to Prasa ceasing services, the agency’s infrastructure was left exposed and became victim to “wholesale theft and vandalism”. Commuters are happy that trains finally returned to the Mabopane-Pretoria line.