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City offers cash reward for information on vandalism of trains<p>​</p><p>The City is offering a R5000 reward for information that leads to the positive identification and arrest of those responsible for the stoning of a brand new train set (with repair costs estimated to be around R20 000). The incident took place around the Steenberg area on Tuesday, 4 January. </p><p>Damage to critical infrastructure is completely unacceptable, even if it is perpetrated by youth who think that stoning trains is “fun”. </p><p>For too long, a well-functioning rail service has been absent from our city and millions of Capetonians suffer as a result. Capetonians end up having to spend more of their income on other forms of public transport, and take longer to get to work and back home. </p><p>We cannot allow a few individuals who wish to damage and steal public infrastructure to rob us all of the resources we need to improve our lives. <br>When the trains run again, after long absences and very expensive investment, we should all help to protect them. </p><p>I’ve spoken to Metrorail and it confirms that a window on the brand new Southern Line train was broken due to stone throwing on its first day of operation last week. (Please note that a photo that is doing the rounds on social media, however, is from Gauteng and not Cape Town.)<br>  <br>A proud Capetonian does not destroy or steal infrastructure. A proud Capetonian helps build and protect. </p><p>*Anyone who has information on the incident can contact the Public Emergency Call Centre (107 from a landline and 021 480 7700 from a cell phone. </p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2022-01-10T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#762de267-90ad-4660-8493-5085a227187c;L0|#0762de267-90ad-4660-8493-5085a227187c|Transport;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GPP|#849c71d3-ed9d-4ce2-89f6-03e9c6f179ef;GPP|#ed82ebba-eb32-4b9a-99c9-da3e081869a6;GP0|#fc0a19bf-6a9b-42af-bc90-8a0d4b9f4eac;L0|#0fc0a19bf-6a9b-42af-bc90-8a0d4b9f4eac|vandalism;GP0|#2c635718-4b0b-4e58-87c0-bab3121855f4;L0|#02c635718-4b0b-4e58-87c0-bab3121855f4|Metrorail10

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