Thursday, November 21, 2013

Metrorail warns pedestrians


Metrorail has warned the public not to walk along the railway line after three tourists from overseas were injured when a train hit one of them on the tracks near St James station on Saturday.

Metrorail was formed as a business unit of Transnet and was transferred to the South African Rail Commuter Corporation (SARCC), the predecessor of PRASA. In the early 1990s Metrorail was placed under Spoornet, another business unit of Transnet but on 1 January 1997, Metrorail became an independent business within Transnet and the Metrorail regions were formed. In 2006 Metrorail was transferred back into the SARCC; in 2008 the SARCC became PRASA.