UPDATE: DEWILDT CORRIDOR TRAIN SERVICES FULLY RESTORED
Metrorail Gauteng is pleased to announce that Dewildt train services has been fully restored at 12:15pm following the head-on collision on 20 February 2017. Technical teams worked through the night to reopen one line for train movement between Rosslyn and Dewildt stations.
Two-hundred-and-Seven (207) out of the 216 injured commuters who suffered minor to moderate injuries have since been discharged from various hospitals around Pretoria.
The incident is regrettable and we would like to wish the injured commuters a speedy recovery.
The cause of the accident is not known at this moment, a board of enquiry will be instituted to investigate the root cause of the incident and the circumstances around it.
Management would like to thank the Emergency Services, South African Police Services, Metrorail Employees and commuters for their support and understanding until the repair works were completed and the line declared safe for movement of trains.
Metrorail official statement about head on train collision between Rosslyn and Medunsa stations
At approximately 18:05 on Monday, Metrorail Train 9478 travelling from Dewildt to Pretoria collided head on with Train 9457 between Rosslyn and Medunsa Stations.
Dewildt trains are suspended until further notice. Buses are arranged to run between Winter nest, Rosslyn and Dewildt stations.
Emergency services and Metrorail’s Protection Services are already at the scene assisting injured +/-100 commuters. No fatalities reported.
The cause of the accident is not yet clear at this stage.
Metrorail requests commuters to exercise patience and work with authorities in giving priority to attend to the injured commuters.
Management apologises for the inconvenience caused.
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