Metrorail Western Cape said vandalism was to blame for the delays.
Vandalism at three stations caused major delays and put extra strain on the road network.
Commuters were left frustrated, and Metrorail tried its best to respond to queries via its Twitter page.
@CapeTownTrains been on eikenfontein station since before 6am and all the trains are full. i give up
#Metrofail. — feeling pissed off