Train tracks and barbed wire

Train tracks and barbed wire
What you see here is one of the train stations along our Northern Suburbs rail route.

For several years I'd find myself, early in the morning, taking a 20 minute walk to the station followed by a short (or sometimes long) wait on the platform and then the most monotonous 45 minute 25 kilometer ride to Cape Town station, with nothing more to look forward to than a 15 minute walk up to Cape Technikon and a day's worth of tinkering with computers and sitting in the most boring accounting and statistics lectures. To crown this all, once I completed my studies this continued as I started working for company in the Cape Town city center!

It's all worked out pretty well though - I now don't have to wake up too early and work only 10 minutes away from home. I sure do have it good! :)

5 thoughts on “Train tracks and barbed wire

  1. Bev

    I must admit this photo doesn’t make the station and travelling by train look very welcoming..We’re very lucky where we live here in the UK just half an hour from London, very good train service & I have no problems travelling by myself, but I wouldn’t travel late evening on my own!!

  2. Paul

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    You’re right there Bev, the barbed wire and rusted fences make it look like a dangerous place… which it’s not really. Sure, I wouldn’t want to hang around there at night, but I’ve never felt unsafe during the day.

    Ali, yeah, I’d say if you’re a visitor to Cape Town you’re less likely to know what the danger signs are so it would be best to be safe and stick to busier times. Good call.

    Mary Anne, thanks so much – and it’s my pleasure! :)

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