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If you want to see how unequal Cape Town is, travel on its trains

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Published on Nov 16, 2016

The train is the most popular way people travel in Cape Town. And although around 60% of the public use it, trains are often delayed and overcrowded. Metrorail statistics show that there are about 420 000 more people on the central line, which goes to townships like Khayelitsha, Langa and Mitchells Plain, in contrast to those on the southern line, to the northern suburbs such as Rondebosch, Obsevatory, Claremont and Kenilworth. The central line needs 140 more trains to grant the same customer satisfaction. When we spoke to Metrorail, they said lack of investment in rail is one of the main causes in the shortage of trains.
Read full story here: http://livemag.co.za/

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