Cape Flats Line

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Cape Flats Line
Type Commuter rail
System Metrorail Western Cape
Status Operational
Locale Cape Town, South Africa
Termini Cape Town
Stations 16
Operator(s) Metrorail
Rolling stock Class 5M2
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification Overhead catenary
Route map
0:00 Cape Town
Eastern Boulevard (N2)
(NL, CL via Ysterplaat Right arrow)
0:03 Woodstock
0:06 Salt River
(Left arrow Southern Line)
Salt River
Black River Parkway (M5)
0:08 Koeberg Road
0:10 Maitland
(Northern Line Right arrow)
0:13 Ndabeni
0:16 Pinelands
(Central Line Right arrow)
Settlers Way (N2)
Black River
0:18 Hazendal
0:21 Athlone
0:23 Crawford
0:25 Lansdowne
0:28 Wetton
0:30 Ottery
Prince George Drive (M5)
0:34 Southfield
Diep River
(Left arrow Southern Line)
0:38 Heathfield
0:40 Retreat
(Down arrow Southern Line)

The Cape Flats Line is a commuter rail line in Cape Town, South Africa, operated by Metrorail Western Cape. It connects central Cape Town with the suburbs of Pinelands, Athlone, Lansdowne, Ottery and Retreat.


The Cape Flats Line service begins at the central Cape Town railway station, from which it runs east along the Cape Town–Bellville main line as far as Maitland. After Maitland station it branches off to the south, passing along the western edge of Pinelands before crossing under the N2 freeway and over the Black River. It then continues south through Athlone and Lansdowne, and then south-west through Ottery and Southfield, before joining the Southern Line route at Heathfield. Services on the Cape Flats Line terminate at occasionally at Heathfield, with the line terminus being Retreat, except for a few trains per day which continue along the Southern Line to Fish Hoek.[1]

Station listing[edit]


The line is made up of double 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) track, electrified with 3,000 V DC overhead catenary. Services are operated mostly by electric multiple units of Class 5M2.


  1. ^ "Timetables". Metrorail Western Cape. Retrieved 31 August 2015.