Rail News


November 09 , 2021

Empty Blue Train derailed at Union station

IOL News 
November 8, 2021 (Cape Town, South Africa)

The luxurious Blue Train derailed at Union Station in Germiston, Gauteng.

According to reports on Sunday, the train derailed overnight and had no passengers on board.

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) confirmed to Citizen that it was investigating the cause after 19 empty coaches of one of the Blue Trains derailed at the Union Station in Germiston, just after midnight on Sunday.

“This was a staged (unmanned) train with no passengers on board. No injuries were reported on-site,” Transnet was quoted as saying.


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