More Metrorail trains go up in flames at Cape Town station

Two trains have been torched at Cape Town station on Tuesday.

It's understood that six carriages caught alight at Platform 17 and 18.

Firefighters, technicians and paramedics are on the scene, reports EWN's Kaylynn Palm.

There have been train fires on almost a weekly basis across the city.

Read: More Metrorail woes as three more trains set alight

In most cases, Metrorail says it believes arson is at play.

No injuries have been confirmed at this stage.

Frustrated commuters want answers from officials about safety and alternative transport measures this afternoon.

Meanwhile, a cohort of new railway officers is expected to begin duty next week.

Read more: 71 newly-trained railway cops to prioritise Metrorail's central line, says Zille

Outgoing Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has called the spate of train fires "economic sabotage".

I'm standing right here in the middle of the Cape Town train station.

Kaylynn Palm, EWN reporter

At least two trains have been set alight. Commuters are standing outside the platform and are not allowed inside.

Kaylynn Palm, EWN reporter

Commuters are frustrated because, yet again, another train has been set alight.

Kaylynn Palm, EWN reporter

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