Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott has confirmed that three carriages of a Cape Town- bound train number 3202 derailed on the Kuils River side of Bellville Station opposite platform 11.
Scott says the two passenger trailers and a motor coach derailed at 6:08am on Thursday.
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Derailment at Bellville Station
Metrorail confirms that 3 carriages T3202 derailed on the Kuils River side of Bellville Station opposite platform 11. The two passenger trailers and a motor coach derailed at 06:08. https://t.co/TITgIBb3Q2
“Although initially no visible injuries were reported, some 20 passengers have subsequently received medical attention on site for minor injuries,” Scott says.
The incident impacts on the morning peak service as follows:
- Wellington/Kraaifontein trains are re-routed via Monte Vista;
- Lavistown line trains are temporarily suspended (commuters are advised to find alternative transport on the affected route); and
- Running times are expected to increase by up to 60mins.
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Service recovery underway following earlier derailment of T3202 at Bellville. Outbound Wellington trains from T3511 will operate as per schedule. Residual delays of 60+ minutes apply.
Scott adds: "SAPS, ER and Metrorail recovery crews remain on-site to assist passengers and recovery efforts. Recovery of the derailed carriages and assessment of infrastructure is expected to take several hours and service status updates will continue to be posted to all regional passenger information channels."