Archive for the ‘Metrorail Mondays’ Category

A United Front

13 March 2017 | 2 Comments

The early morning breeze greets us with a cold hand as it rushes down the platform. A few commuters try to hide, others bravely stand their ground ignoring its attempt to cause discomfort. A newspaper vendor walks past encouraging potential customers to purchase the daily paper by saying: “Fresh from the press eksê. Good cop […]


Another Opportunity

06 March 2017 | 3 Comments

It’s early morning and the train isn’t really in any hurry. It has no desire to make up for the five minutes delay. At Vasco station, with its unique ambience, commuters hurriedly get on board. A lady who looks like she is in her late twenties elegantly walks in and makes her way to the […]


A New Journey

21 February 2017 | 2 Comments

“The 7h10 train from Strand to Cape Town is delayed due to technical reasons,” the voicemail lady announces. “Ja, OK tell me something new,” a commuter says in frustration. “Hulle het niks skaamte,” another voice adds to the choir. A street kid roaming around stops at the guy who has just raised his opinion and […]


Remembering Differently

13 February 2017 | 2 Comments

“Hello Candice… I’m going to be a bit late because of the trains being delayed… Yes tell me about it… OK see you later,” a lady speaks into her mobile and then hangs up. She flicks her wrist and takes a quick glance at her watch.“I don’t believe it,” she whispers. The phone disappears into […]


A Scary Act

06 February 2017 | 5 Comments

It’s a sunny windless morning outside. Inside the train the smell of perfume and cologne overwhelm the senses; each one has its own character and charm. “Wat klap soe?” a guy asks a group of three friends as the train makes its way to the next station. “It staan soe,” a guy from the group […]