According to the residents, trains are often delayed or cancelled without explanation, and passengers are left waiting for hours without any information. The resident also expressed concern over the safety of the trains, citing incidents of theft and violence on board.
The poor service provided by PRASA has been a long-standing issue for commuters in South Africa, many of whom rely on the agency’s trains for their daily commute. Despite promises of improvement from PRASA and the government, the agency has struggled to provide reliable and safe service to its passengers.
In recent years, PRASA has faced a range of challenges, including financial mismanagement, corruption, and a lack of investment in infrastructure and equipment. These challenges have contributed to the agency’s poor performance and have left commuters frustrated and disillusioned.
The resident of Kensington is just one of many South Africans who have expressed frustration with PRASA’s poor service. Many have called on the agency to take urgent action to improve its operations and restore trust with its passengers.
In response to the resident’s concerns, a spokesperson for PRASA stated that the agency is committed to improving its service and is investing in new infrastructure and equipment to ensure safe and reliable train service for all passengers. The spokesperson also urged passengers to report any incidents of theft or violence to the police and to PRASA’s security personnel.
While PRASA’s commitment to improvement is a positive step, commuters in South Africa are still waiting for tangible improvements in the agency’s service. As the country continues to grapple with issues of transportation, safety, and infrastructure, it is clear that significant investment and reform will be necessary to address the challenges facing PRASA and its passengers.