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The United National Transport Union (Untu) has branded the trains of embattled Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) as “a disaster waiting to happen” and accused the government of ignoring the red flags.
The union said on Monday it was in the process of launching a court bid to force Prasa to adhere to safety standards.
Untu general secretary Steve Harris said more than 50% of the signals used by train crews were out of order because of theft and vandalism.
“Between January 11 and June 30, more than 320 000 manual train authorisations had been issued by Prasa. The number keeps on increasing, and there is no indication that Prasa is even attempting to normalise the situation,” said Steve Harris, general secretary of the United National Transport Union.
This article first appeared on www.iol.co.za
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