Metrorail says restoring the central line is "not a quick fix"

It is still unclear when Metrorail will reopen the central lane, which has been suspended for four weeks following the shooting of a security guard at the Khayelitsha Station.

Metrorail Western Cape spokesperson, Riana Scott says there's been new damage to infrastructure and gang-related activities in the Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha, Bonteheuwel and Langa area which makes it difficult to operate.

A couple of months ago a decision was taken to wall the entire section to limit ingress to the system.

Riana Scott, Spokesperson at Metrorail Western Cape

The criminals mine and trench the cables on the substations.

Riana Scott, Spokesperson at Metrorail Western Cape

Those are not quick fixes and are not elements that you get off the shelves. Those are rail specific components and have to be completely rebuilt.

Riana Scott, Spokesperson at Metrorail Western Cape

Scott says they also have to deal with conditions issued by United National Transport Union (UNTU) which need to be met before employees can go back to work.

She says they have a technical team out there trying to fix the infrastructure, and as soon as the technical parts and safety elements come together they will start with the scheduling and training of their human resources.

It is quite a complex issue, not a quick one, all of it happening in tandem so that we don't waste time.

Riana Scott, Spokesperson at Metrorail Western Cape

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