Cape Town trains on the ball

2010-06-04 11:17
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.

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