National News

Cape Town trains on the ball

2010-06-04 11:17
Read more on:   

Cape Town - Cape Town trains will be on the ball during the soccer world cup, Metrorail said on Thursday.

During the tournament they would operate until 02:00 to ferry fans from the city centre after matches at Cape Town Stadium.

The last train would leave Cape Town at 01:00.

"Departure times will be extended to allow for extra time in the event of penalty shoot-outs," Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott said.

The tournament schedule would kick off on June 6.

"Metrorail expects to transport some 13 000 additional users during non-match days and up to 25,000 additional users on match days," she said.

"The main focus will be on weekday matches that start at 20:30."

Metrorail would provide 57 additional train trips on weekdays, 40 on Saturdays and 29 on Sundays.

Read more on:    cape town


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Updated: Hottest SWC WAGs

Updated: Hottest SWC 2010 WAGs


World Cup 2010 is over and the country is returning to normal - but have you moved on yet?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.