MP says city has started a process of getting its railways and trains up and running again
DA welcomes City of Cape Town getting its railway back on track
28 April 2022
The DA welcomes the announcement from the City of Cape Town that it has started the process of getting the City’s railways and trains up and running again for its residents after years of neglect from the ANC National Government. Today, the Mayor of Cape Town, Geordin Hill-Lewis announced that the Minister of Finance has given the City the green light to proceed with a detailed feasibility study into the devolution of the metropolitan railway in the city.
The decay of South Africa’s railway system is a national crisis, and we welcome the DA led City’s achievement on behalf of its residents. This comes after the shocking revelation from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) that:
only 33 train sets are working compared to the 95 working trains in 1995.
daily train trips have been reduced from 444 per day to only 153 per day in the space of 3 years; and