Minister Mbalula to release Preliminary Report on Mamelodi Train Collision
Pretoria: The Minister of Transport, Mr Fikile Mbalula will conduct an in-loco inspection and release a Preliminary Report from the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) following a collision that left scores of commuters injured.
Minister Mbalula will undertake a site visit at the Wolmerton train station and engage with victims following a collision between a Transnet Freight Rail Temping Machine and a new Metrorail train at the Eerste Fabrieke Station.
The collision occurred on Saturday, 01 June 2019 in the evening.
Members of the media are invited to join the Minister. The details of the in-loco inspection are as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 05 June 2019
Time: 11:30 for 12:00
Venue: R556 Onderstepoort Road, Wolmerton Train Depot. Rosslyn.
Members of the media attending the event are requested to confirm their attendance with Tshegofatso Maake on 063 281 9453 or Maaket@dot.gov.za.
ISSUED BY: Ministry of Transport
A Transnet Freight Rail Tamping Machine Collides with a stationary new Metrorail train at Eerste Fabrieke Station Sat. 1 June 2019, at around 18:24 while Transnet was undertaking maintenance. Approximately 50 people were injured. An investigation is currently underway. pic.twitter.com/dIUMbHxCFI— PRASA Group (@PRASA_Group) June 2, 2019