Only in Cape Town...

…are trains cancelled due to rough seas.

Trains on the Simon's Town line are subject to delays due to rough sea's between Simon's Town and Muizenberg.

(Taken from the Cape Metrorail Traffic Report.)

For those of you not familiar with the Simon’s Town line, this is actually entirely reasonable. In places, the railway line runs right next to the beach; with a spring tide and a heavy storm surge, the sea can wash right over the tracks.

Written on September 1, 2008