Metrorail has suspended train services across the region due to an unprecedented number of Covid- 19 infections among critical operations employees.
Disinfection and sanitization of Metrorail facilities will be done this weekend.
Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott told the IOL that that two issues have contributed to the forced temporary suspension of the train service:
“The first is an unprecedented number of critical train operations employees (drivers, guards and control officers) being affected by exposure to Covid-19 positive cases and having to follow the necessary precautionary measures, including the sanitising of facilities; and the second issue is the prevailing security situation in the Province that has adversely impacted staff transport options, exacerbating the situation.”
Scott said commuters would be informed as soon as services are restored safely.
Service is Suppend for today & tomorrow. Due to unprecedented number of Covid-19 infections amongst critical train operations employees. This requisite disinfection & sanitization of facilities that will be done this weekend.#WearAMask
— Metrorail W/Cape (@CapeTownTrains) July 16, 2021