Metrorail morning peak train service operating between Johannesburg and Vereeniging via Midway has been suspended until further notice due to service delivery protest.
Protestors at Kliptown burned tyres and blocked all rail lines affecting the safe movement of trains to and from Vereeniging. All trains have been stopped until further notice to protect commuters, personnel and Prasa assets.
The train service via Meyerton to Johannesburg and back is not affected. Oberholzer trains are running via Randfontein. Commuters are advised to seek alternative transport this morning to get to work /school.
Metrorail is committed to ensure safety of commuters, staff and assets and will continue to closely monitor the situation before resuming services. Metrorail would like to apologise to commuters and employers for the inconvenience this might cause and assures them that their safety remains our number one priority.
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