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Metrorail to resume train services

AnelisaMtshizana 06/25/2020

Metrorail operating trains between East London and Berlin is set to resume on Wednesday, 1 July. 

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Minister of transport, Fikile Mbalula said “Metrorail services are projected to resume on 1 July, subject to stringent safety measures being implemented.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened Prasa’s financial position, resulting in further cash constraints on an already strained financial situation."

BCM has 20 stations inclusive of two (2) halts with no infrastructure. On daily basis we run 26 trains in total, from 04:30am until 8pm.

On a daily basis, the railline transports at least 12 000 commuters. It runs a service with 7E locomotives which pulls 10 coaches. On a normal service each coach carries a capacity of 160 comnuters on board.

The current service will accommodate the COVID-19 protocols. 

The nine stations that will be in operation include: Berlin, Fort Jackson, Edgerton, Mt Ruth, Mdantsane, Mtsotso, Vincent, Southernwood and East London. 

The railline will be running a limited service of 11 trains and monitor social distancing at stations and on board.

Metrorail will sell singles and return tickets.

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