Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says he has written to Minister Fikile Mbalula asking that a Working Committee be set up to spearhead and manage the rail devolution process.
Hill-Lewis says the task team would be comprised of officials from the City of Cape Town, the Department of Transport, and PRASA.
The Mayor says the Committee would be tasked with setting in action the details of the rail devolution process, which was outlined in the National Rail Policy White Paper gazetted by Mbalula in April this year.
Read Hill-Lewis’ complete statement here.
- City of Cape Town sets a date for rail study.
- City starts laying the tracks for passenger rail management.
- Managers at rail-network agencies will be held accountable for the failure of services.
I believe Minister Mbalula and I share a vision of a Cape Town with working, safe and reliable trains.
My request to the Minister: Let’s get started now, with a Working Committee on rail devolution. https://t.co/3QYFZCJa4r
— Geordin Hill-Lewis (@geordinhl) May 24, 2022
Metrorail Western Cape will, from today, operate its new blue trains on the Cape Flats and Southern Lines.
The trains will be in operation during peak periods – in the morning and afternoon – with more sets to be gradually introduced.
Metrorail spokesperson, Nana Zenani says the new trains will play an important role in improving services and on-time performance.
Follow the latest updates here.
- R7 billion to be invested in improving train services.
- PRASA Western Cape to refurbish 39 train stations in the current financial year.
— Metrorail W/Cape (@CapeTownTrains) February 28, 2022