‘Safety concerns’ see Blue Train suspend services

‘Safety concerns’ see Blue Train suspend services

The Blue Train has temporarily suspended its services to allow for a technical assessment.

Blue Train

The announcement was made by Transnet on Monday.

 Spokesperson Ayanda Shezi says the suspension serves as a precautionary measure.

 “As a precautionary measure following the recent incidents involving the Blue Train, management has taken the decision to temporarily suspend operations while the train undergoes a thorough technical assessment.”

Although Transnet has not stated when the train will be back on track, Shezi says the aim is to conclude the technical assessment as soon as possible. 

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“The safety of guests and crew on board the train remains a top priority, and will not be compromised.”

One person was arrested after a fire broke out in a coach while the train was in for repairs last week at Transnet’s engineering facility in Koedoespoort.

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