South Africa 30.1.2017 08:50 am

Joburg train service suspended after person is killed

The incident occurred at the Longdale Station, Industria. Picture: Westside Eldos.

The incident occurred at the Longdale Station, Industria. Picture: Westside Eldos.

Metrorail apologised for the inconvenience and condemned the practice of illegal crossing of railway lines.

Passenger train services between Randfontein and Robinson, west of Johannesburg, were suspended on Monday morning after a person was hit by a train, Metrorail said.

Spokesperson Lilian Mofokeng said it was believed that the person had committed suicide.

“The person is currently lying on the tracks and train service from Randfontein to Robinson has been suspended until the police have finished their investigation,” Mofokeng said.

“All Randfontein trains from Johannesburg are turning around at Krugersdorp.”

Mofokeng said Metrorail was looking at making buses available to run between Randfontein and Robinson.

“Commuters in this corridor are therefore informed to expect train delays of up to 60 minutes until the line is cleared.”

Metrorail apologised for the inconvenience and condemned the practice of illegal crossing of railway lines.

 

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