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Cape Town's failing rail system stoking air pollution, says City of CT

18 October 2018 5:29 PM
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With over 1.2 million vehicles on the road, motor vehicle emissions are the biggest contributor to air pollution in Cape Town.

Air quality in the Mother City is being affected by the failing train service, according to The City of Cape Town.

The City's Specialised Health Service says the failing rail service has resulted in more cars on the road, which has led to more air pollution.

With over 1.2 million vehicles on the road, motor vehicle emissions are said to be the biggest contributor to air pollution in Cape Town.

The City's Ian Gildenhuys says there has been a notable increase in vehicular emissions, specifically in the Nothern Suburbs.

Nitrogen is the pollutant most linked to transport emissions. We have seen a slight increase in the Northern Community network, in the Goodwood-Bothasig air particularly.

Ian Gildenhuys, Head of Specialised Environmental Health Services at the City of Cape Town

We would either like Cape Town's air quality to be natural or decrease - in other words, improving.

Ian Gildenhuys, Head of Specialised Environmental Health Services at the City of Cape Town

Listen to the discussion on The John Maytham Show:


18 October 2018 5:29 PM
Tags:
Cape Town
Trains
Air pollution

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