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Metrorail train services withdrawn between Nyanga and Khayelitsha over vandalism

Train services have been suspended between Nyanga and Khayelitsha after residents vandalised Metrorail infrastructure.

Metrorail's Richard Walker on Friday alleged that infrastucture was set alight and vandalised in response to a police raid in a nearby community.

It's not safe for us to operate service and there are ongoing protests in the area.

Richard Walker, regional manager at Metrorail

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

In the intrest of saftey, we've had to suspend services. This has had a huge impact on th volumes of commuters who travel from that area.

Richard Walker, regional manager at Metrorail

We will monitor the situation but the extent of the damage may take several days to recover.

Richard Walker, regional manager at Metrorail

This is not a new issue. Protest action often spills over into our network.

Richard Walker, regional manager at Metrorail

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