Scopa checks rail progress on Central Line


(Picture: Metrorail)

Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) is conducting an oversight visit of several train stations along the Central Line in Cape Town.

It comes as the passenger rail agency, Prasa, hopes to reopen the entire railway line in December.

The Nyanga to Cape Town line has since been reopened. But during this launch, Prasa’s CEO Hishaam Emeran said that more than R650 million was spent to restore Metrorail’s trips on the line. It was inactive for almost three years due to vandalism, infrastructure theft, and people living on tracks in Langa.

Scopa says its visit to Khayelitsha, Philippi and Nyanga will be to do a follow-up on its previous visit to the train stations in April.



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