Metrorail closes Mabopane line following train crash claiming three lives

Metrorail spokesperson Lilian Mofokeng has confirmed the death of three people following a train crash at Mountain View Station in Pretoria on Tuesday morning.

Mofokeng says over 300 people have been taken to various hospitals across to receive medical attention.

She says full details have not yet been released as to the cause of the crash but the two trains were coming from Mabopane travelling to Pretoria and accidentally ended up on the same track.

The train that was in the front was stationary at the time of the accident when the other one came and hit it from the back.

Lilian Mofokeng, Metrorail spokesperson

Metrorail has decided to close down the Mabopane to Pretoria line until further notice

To those who are in possession of weekly and monthly tickets, there will be alternative transport in the form of buses.

Lilian Mofokeng, Metrorail spokesperson

We are appealing to our commuters to please use alternative transport because we won't be selling any new tickets to people who do not have tickets.

Lilian Mofokeng, Metrorail spokesperson

Alternative buses will be available from train stations where commuters usually board the train, says Mofokeng.

To hear the rest of the conversation with Metrorail spokesperson, listen below:


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