Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Train Crash Adds to Transportation Safety Concerns

Transportation safety is an increasing concern across the country, as a recent train collision near Pretoria left 200 passengers injured.

A statement from the Railway Safety Regulator said an accident investigator had been sent to the scene for a preliminary investigation into the cause.

"The RSR will conduct a full investigation on this incident. We remain deeply perturbed by the prevalence of these incidents which place the lives of commuters at harms way," the body said.

It added that an urgent meeting with senior executives of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), the parent company of Metrorail had been agreed upon.

Trains collide, scores left injured
Independent Online
May 8, 2009