SOUTH AFRICAN TRANSPORT MINISTER APOLOGISES FOR TRAIN DELAYS
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has apologised to passengers, their families and friends, who are on board three trains which are delayed in Bloemfontein, the capital of South Africa's Free State Province.
The trains are destined for Queenstown, East London and Port Elizabeth and another one for Johannesburg, which has stopped at Springfontein, the Department of Transport said Monday.
The delays were caused by a freight train which derailed on the south side of Bloemfontein.
To ensure the safety and comfort of passengers, the Port Elizabeth train is already rerouted through Kimberley and buses will be arranged for the Johannesburg train, the department said.
Peters has thanked both the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and logistics group Transnet for their swift response in dealing with the situation.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK