Two trains have been torched at Cape Town station on Tuesday.
It's understood that six carriages caught alight at Platform 17 and 18.
Firefighters, technicians and paramedics are on the scene, reports EWN's Kaylynn Palm.
Firefighters are on the scene at Cape Town train station. Two trains have been set alight. KP pic.twitter.com/m8dr98fpal— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) October 9, 2018
There have been train fires on almost a weekly basis across the city.
In most cases, Metrorail says it believes arson is at play.
No injuries have been confirmed at this stage.
Frustrated commuters want answers from officials about safety and alternative transport measures this afternoon.
Meanwhile, a cohort of new railway officers is expected to begin duty next week.
Outgoing Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has called the spate of train fires "economic sabotage".
More trains unnecessarily going up in flames. This is economic sabotage. We can longer continue like this while the backbone of this City’s economy is destroyed, to the detriment of thousands of commuters pic.twitter.com/FGuqIzdx7i— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) October 9, 2018
I'm standing right here in the middle of the Cape Town train station.— Kaylynn Palm, EWN reporter
At least two trains have been set alight. Commuters are standing outside the platform and are not allowed inside.— Kaylynn Palm, EWN reporter
Commuters are frustrated because, yet again, another train has been set alight.— Kaylynn Palm, EWN reporter
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