Wah Cape Town could get a new monorail or Skyrail system

Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport and urban development, said on Tuesday that the commuter rail system in Cape Town is on the brink of total collapse and has proposed several alternative replacements – including a monorail, and even urban cable cars.

“The acute decrease in the number of passengers making use of commuter rail confirms the escalating decline that we have witnessed since 2015,” he said, noting that passenger rail numbers have fallen by 30% from 2015/16 to 2016/17.

“According to the latest data received from Metrorail, there were on average 2.7 million fewer rail journeys in Cape Town per month in 2016/17 when compared with 2015/16.”