Railway Safety Regulator addresses Metrorail train hijackings

The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) notes with concern the claims made by the United Transport Movement and PRASA’s subsequent response regarding Metrorail train hijackings.

To date, the events in question have not been reported officially by PRASA to the RSR. It is the responsibility of operators to report railway occurrences and incidents to the RSR.

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The reporting of security incidents to the RSR by the railway operators is provided for in the South African National Standards (SANS 3000-1:2009 Edition 2 under SANS Category 4 – Hijacking of trains).

The last train hijacking was reported to the RSR in January 2012.

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Records show that the driver of a Metrorail train was threatened with a knife by two men, who boarded the train in KwaZulu-Natal at about 8:50pm, forcing him to drive to an area, which was not his original route.

Upon arrival in the area, the driver applied the emergency brake and jumped off the train. The two men also got off the train and fled the scene.

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