Metrorail regional manager, Richard Walker confirmed that a train derailed in Bellville early on Friday morning.
Seven passengers sustained minor injuries as they were trying to jump out of the carriages.
Walker says emergency services have been dispatched and a contingency plan is in place to ensure that commuters are safe.
Metrorail is still trying to assess the extent of the damage and an announcement will be made later on how this will impact services throughout the day.
The cause of the incident is currently unknown but investigations are underway, says Walker.
One line has been closed and we are diverting other trains from the line that is occupied by the derailed train.— Richard Walker, Metrorail Regional Manager
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