Monday, June 21, 2010

Power Outages Strand Soccer Fans

Power outages in Johannesburg crippled train lines, including some that were to carry World Cup fans back from the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria. Roughly 2,000 fans were forced to wait until the early morning to catch their trains back to the city.

Metrorail trains were forced to switch from electric to steam locomotives because of the power cut, delaying the last two trains by between two and three hours with the last fans only arriving at 03:30, said Tumisang Kgaboesele, head of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.

Power cuts strand SWC trains
News 24
June 17, 2010