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Metrorail counts four carriages destroyed in train fire at Glencairn station

7 October 2019 4:31 PM
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Cape Metrorail
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southern line
Plumes of black smoke were earlier seen billowing from the tracks along the seaside between Simon's Town and Fish Hoek.

Metrorail has confirmed that four train carriages were destroyed in the blaze at Glencairn station near Simon's Town on Monday.

The fire has now been extinguished by authorities.

Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott says it's not yet clear whether other infrastructure has also been damaged.

RELATED VIDEO: Train goes up in flames near Simon's Town

When asked about the possible cause of the fire, Scott says nothing can be ruled out at this stage.

Metrorail's technical teams are expected to asses the full extent of the damage and find out what could have sparked the blaze.

What we don't know yet is whether the underlying or overhead infrastructure has been damaged by the fire.

Riana Scott, Spokesperson for Metrorail

We now can confirm that four carriages were destroyed.

Riana Scott, Spokesperson for Metrorail

Train commuters have been warned that services on the southern line will be affected until further notice.

Listen to the discussion on Afternoon Drive with John Maytham:


7 October 2019 4:31 PM
Tags:
Fire
Cape Metrorail
Train fire
Glencairn station
train carriage
southern line

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