nobody on the train?

A topic that’s been on my mind for a while is that of commuting by train in Cape Town. I take the train to work every day, from Wynberg station to the central station in town. Mostly when people find this out, they are a little surprised. “But no one takes the train.” and “Is it safe?” or alternatively “if more people took the train, we could solve our transport situation.”

I am left with quite mixed feelings.

On the one hand, the train seems to be awfully full of people every morning if nobody is traveling by train. More