COMMUTERS ANGRY OVER OUT-OF-SERVICE TRAINS
By: Samkele Sokhela
Train commuters say that they are frustrated with trains being out-of-service for several days due to railway tracks being upgraded.
A daily train commuter, Mzwandile Makhutha (39) from Dassenhoek, said that the trains were either running late or not working at all.
He added that a lot of commuters were affected and some of them were dismissed from work because they arrived late.“It is all messed up. It is so very hard to go to work under these circumstances, I am frustrated with this situation,” said Makhutha.Another passenger, Rethabile Mothantle (29) said that she does not use the trains often but she has also been frustrated with the service at the weekend.
“I do not use trains all the time, but what I have just seen in the past few days is not good at all,” she said.
Metrorail representative, Nokwazi Radebe, who is the station manager for the Dassenhoek to Thornwood route, urged commuters not to get upset.
She promised that the trains would be back on schedule by Wednesday this week.