Welcome to the official blog of Metrorail Western Cape.
Your #1 source for regular train updates, information and news.


Planning your rail commute
Commuters are advised to brace themselves for longer commuting times in 2019. Due to the obsolescence of the infrastructure and trains being beyond their design life, in-service failures are a reality and incessant vandalism severely hampers the provision of stable services. Metrorail is committed to complying with rail safety requirements to ensure that trains operate as safely and reliably as possible under the current circumstances. While these alternative measures will ensure service continuity, these will regrettably extend the average travel times during weekday peak hours.

Metrorail Western Cape Route Map
View Metrorail's rail network route map here.

Ticket office hours
View Metrorail's ticket office operating hours

To download and view train timetables for the Western Cape region click on the links below.

Central Line                             
Interim timetable: Cape Town to Langa - Lavistown - Kapteinsklip – Khayelitsha (Monday - Sunday)

Southern Line

Cape Flats Line
Retreat to Cape Town (Mon-Fri)               
Cape Town to Retreat (Saturday)         
Retreat to Cape Town (Sunday)               

Northern Line
Strand - Stellenbosch - Wellington - Bellville - Cape Town (Mon-Fri)
Cape Town - Bellville - Wellington - Stellenbosch - Strand (Mon-Fri)