The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is working around the clock to implement a court order to have the central line in Cape Town cleared by November.
Prasa was granted a court order to evict railway track residents and has up until 26 November to do so.
Residents from Siyahlala informal settlement who had built shacks on the railway tracks in Langa are expected to be moved to another piece of land on a farm in Stellenbosch Road, Eerste River.
Prasa board chairperson Leonard Ramatlakane said there are two portions of land available to accommodate the communities.
Service on the Central line was suspended in October 2019 and since then the Siyahlala informal settlement has has encroached on the Central Line.
There are over 7,000 people currently living on the tracks.