A juvenile was expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for malicious damage to property involving trains, police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said on Monday. However this only related to one incident.
Rwexana said investigations involving train damage and arson in the Western Cape was ongoing. “No other arrests were made so far.”
Despite the lull in train arson since October 9, Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott said Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) intelligence has been escalated to the highest appropriate authorities and “we remain optimistic of a positive outcome”.
Scott said capital funds were reassigned to fund 54 projects to stabilise the service in the Western Cape.