Heavy rain damages infrastructure on Cape main rail line.
The Cape Corridor train tracks have halted operations due to damage obtained during a storm on the evening of March 24.
Two sections of a single railway between Beaufort West and Worcester were impacted, resulting in the suspension of freight trains and delaying the Blue Train’s progress on the corridor.
Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) teams have started repairing neighbouring service roads, also damaged during the storm, in order to begin the rail restoration during the coming week.
“We continue to monitor the weather conditions forecast to ensure the safety of our teams working on the recovery. Operations will resume promptly after the line has been declared safe for train movement,” TFR told Engineering News.
Freight facilitators and tourism consumers have been notified about the damaged railway infrastructure, the suspension of movement on the corridor, and the expected waiting time for repairs.
TFR provided overnight accommodation in Cape Town for freight operators and booked flights for passengers of the Blue Train who were destined for Tshwane.
Courtesy of Southern Africa’s Freight News – Full Article