A passenger train caught fire in Cape Town between the Kentemade and Century City stations on Saturday evening.
City of Cape Town fire and rescue services spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said at least seven of the passenger train carriages and one motor coach had been affected by the fire.
The cause of the fire is yet to be established.
According to News24, Carelse said firefighters and rescue services were on scene, waiting for the power to be isolated so that they could attempt to extinguish the fire.
There were no passengers on board and no injuries have been reported
Train alight between Kentemade and Century City stations, Corner Arce rd and Acre crescent. Fire & rescue services on scene. We ask residents in the area to please exercise caution. pic.twitter.com/fBXbtnwpeg
— City of CT Alerts (@CityofCTAlerts) January 25, 2020
Metrorail in the Western Cape says both lines on the Montevista Railway line have been reopened today after yesterday’s fire.
According to SABC News, the cost of the damage will be confirmed once PRASA’S loss adjudicators have the opprtunity to assess the damage after the train has been taken to the Metrorail depot.
Over 200 coaches have been gutted in the Western Cape province at a cost of more than R600 million over the past 5 years.