Another Metrorail train was on fire at Cape Town Station

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Another train fire was reported at Cape Town Station on Tuesday night.

According to pictures and videos published to social media, a column of black smoke could be seen rising from the station around 8pm.

From within the station itself, videos shot by journalists and commuters suggest that at least two carriages were engulfed in flames.

This isn’t the first fire incident the city’s largest train station has faced this year.

Over the Easter weekend, a blaze took three of the station’s 24 platforms out of service.

If you travel into Town via the Southern Line, you’ll likely be affected for the remainder of the week. Platforms five and six are currently out of service.

Edit: added information on the fire’s impact on the train service this week.

Feature image: Metrorail trains in Cape Town, by Memeburn

Andy Walker


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