Metrorail’s Riana Scott confirmed that a fire broke out on platform 13 at 5.37pm yesterday evening, which affected the adjacent platform 14 - impacting on the Cape Flats line.
“Three carriages have been destroyed. Metrorail Protections Service, SAPS and a forensic team will be able to conduct their respective investigations thereafter,” she said
Earlier in the week, a train was also set alight at Retreat Station, damaging one train carriage, while another blaze broke out at the Cape Town station, damaging two trains on platform 15 and 16.
Scott said since May 2015, 149 carriages have been damaged in fires.