On the Pretoria-Pienaarspoort route, Pereira stated Prasa was nonetheless making an attempt to find extra diesel locomotives and most well-liked spare components to do much-needed upkeep, after overhead cables on this route had been allegedly sabotaged following final week’s announcement that providers would resume.
Tony Video games, appearing Prasa Gauteng spokesperson, acknowledged that there was vandalism of overhead energy cables, ensuing within the line not having electrical energy.
He stated Prasa can be utilising diesel locomotives on Wednesday to haul the coaches as work was nonetheless being performed to restore the overhead electrical strains.
“With the excessive price of cable theft, we would not have overhead energy provide. Our infrastructure crew is racing towards the clock to switch the broken infrastructure,” stated Video games.