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AllAfrica.com
#UniteBehind to Take Rail Agency to CourtThe activist forum, organised by the #UniteBehind coalition, discussed an actio
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 hours ago
The activist forum, organised by the #UniteBehind coalition, discussed an action plan against the ongoing problems at Metrorail and its parent company, the state-owned Passengers Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). Zackie Achmat of... Read more
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Daily Mail
Passengers smash windows so they can cling train in South Africashows commuters crammed inside and hanging onto the train Footage shot in Cape
Daily Mail / Posted 21 hours ago
shows commuters crammed inside and hanging onto the train Footage shot in Cape Town as passengers wedge open doors Metrorail train service has seen a number of services burnt in recent year If you think that your journey into work this... Read more
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Eye Witness News
2 arrested for trying to set train carriage alight in CT Metrorail says the men were trying to set fire to seats on Thursday night So
Eye Witness News / Posted 21 hours ago
Metrorail says the men were trying to set fire to seats on Thursday night South Africa's Metrorail. Picture: Wikimedia Commons. CAPE TOWN - Two people have been apprehended for allegedly... Read more
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iafrica.com
Driver ignores crossing-guard and hits trainwas found moments after. There were no reported injuries and minimal considera
iafrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
was found moments after. There were no reported injuries and minimal considerable damages to the vehicle and the train. Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott said the train line was opened after 8am, IOL reports. “Metrorail confirms a collision... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Prasa says it's on top of security problemsis being done to address them," Nana Zenani, spokesperson for Prasa, told Groun
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 days ago
is being done to address them," Nana Zenani, spokesperson for Prasa, told GroundUp. READ: City of Cape Town wants to get Metrorail back on track Zenani said Prasa management had already identified the security issues mentioned in the letter "as... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
South Africa Needs to Revamp Its New Public Transport Systemtransport and give passengers a better quality service. This comes at a price.
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
transport and give passengers a better quality service. This comes at a price. BRT ticket prices are typically higher than Metrorail but are set to be competitive with the minibus-taxi offering. South Africa's BRT systems are currently... Read more
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Eye Witness News
[OPINION] SA needs to revamp its new public transport systemtransport and give passengers a better quality service. This comes at a price.
Eye Witness News / Posted 7 days ago
transport and give passengers a better quality service. This comes at a price. BRT ticket prices are typically higher than Metrorail but are set to be competitive with the minibus-taxi offering. South Africa’s BRT systems are currently... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Cape officials confident of taking over Metrorail services On Tuesday, the city announced it will propose plans to take over management
Eye Witness News / Posted 9 days ago
On Tuesday, the city announced it will propose plans to take over management of the network in Cape Town at the next council sitting on 26 October. FILE: Torched train coaches at Cape Town... Read more
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iafrica.com
Ehrenreich: WC govt needs to step-upTony Ehrenreich says this is nothing more but a political ploy. “Cosatu believ
iafrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Tony Ehrenreich says this is nothing more but a political ploy. “Cosatu believes that anything that can be done to assist Metrorail should be welcomed, but the City of Cape Town is playing politics with our people’s lives. The MyCiTi buses, they... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Ehrenreich: City of CT is playing politics with our people’s livesTony Ehrenreich says this is nothing more but a political ploy. “Cosatu believ
Eye Witness News / Posted 10 days ago
Tony Ehrenreich says this is nothing more but a political ploy. “Cosatu believes that anything that can be done to assist Metrorail should be welcomed, but the City of Cape Town is playing politics with our people’s lives. The MyCiTi buses, they... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Cape Chamber of Commerce: Metrorail in desperate need of help The City of Cape Town is intent on taking over the management of the city's e
Eye Witness News / Posted 10 days ago
The City of Cape Town is intent on taking over the management of the city's embattled passenger rail service. FILE: A Metrorail train. Picture: Giovanna Gerbi/Eyewitness News CAPE TOWN... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Elderly man missing after boarding Metrorail near Rice UniversityA 69-year-old man has been missing since Tuesday morning after boarding the Met
Houston Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
A 69-year-old man has been missing since Tuesday morning after boarding the MetroRail near Rice University, according to the Houston Police Department. Billy Jackson was boarding the northbound MetroRail on Fannin Street, but never arrived home,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Elderly man missing after boarding Metrorail near Rice UniversityA 69-year-old man has been missing since Tuesday morning after boarding the Met
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 10 days ago
A 69-year-old man has been missing since Tuesday morning after boarding the MetroRail near Rice University, according to the Houston Police Department. Billy Jackson was boarding the northbound MetroRail on Fannin Street, but never arrived home,... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Concerns raised around taking over CT commuter rail systemChamber of Commerce and Industry and the City of Cape Town are concerned the su
Eye Witness News / Posted 10 days ago
Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the City of Cape Town are concerned the suburban rail system is close to collapse. A Metrorail train at Cape Town station. Picture: EWN. CAPE TOWN - The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry shares Mayoral... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
KZN Metrorail Services SuspendedKwaZulu-Natal Metrorail services have been suspended due to bad weather, says t
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
KwaZulu-Natal Metrorail services have been suspended due to bad weather, says the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). "The service suspension comes as a result of the safety concerns related to the strong possibility of flooding of the... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Man shoots protesting boy dead; Khanyi Mbau stands by her tweets; Durban storm causes havocthe message out of context. I feel we find everything too personal https://t.co
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 days ago
the message out of context. I feel we find everything too personal https://t.co/P0rgzjvQe5 City of Cape Town wants to get Metrorail back on track The City of Cape Town says it wants to take control over the beleaguered Metrorail in order to bring... Read more
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New Kerala
15th Annual Construction World Awards Announced - newkerala news #279266Projects, Afcons, MEP Infra and Kalyani Steels. It is a matter of pride and ho
New Kerala / Posted 10 days ago
Projects, Afcons, MEP Infra and Kalyani Steels. It is a matter of pride and honour to announce Elias George, MD, Kochi Metrorail Project as CW Man of the Year, Public Sector and - Sajjan Jindal, CMD, JSW as the CW Man of the Year for Private... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
City of Cape Town Intends to Take Over Commuter TrainsTransport to modernise the rail service would not be implemented until 2025. Th
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Transport to modernise the rail service would not be implemented until 2025. The City intended to expedite this process. Metrorail would continue to provide the transportation service, while the City would maintain and operate the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
City of Cape Town Wants to Get Metrorail Back On TrackThe City of Cape Town says it wants to take control over the beleaguered Metror
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
The City of Cape Town says it wants to take control over the beleaguered Metrorail in order to bring it back on track. Councillor Brett Herron said on Tuesday that the City was seeking permission from the Department of Transport (DoT) to fast-track... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
City of Cape Town wants to get Metrorail back on trackMetrorail train. (Netwerk24) Cape Town - The City of Cape Town says it wants t
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 days ago
Metrorail train. (Netwerk24) Cape Town - The City of Cape Town says it wants to take control over the beleaguered Metrorail in order to bring it back on track. Councillor Brett Herron said on Tuesday that the City was seeking permission from the... Read more
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Eye Witness News
City of CT wants to take over running of train servicescompromised. The city says that at least one out of every 10 trains (11%) is c
Eye Witness News / Posted 10 days ago
compromised. The city says that at least one out of every 10 trains (11%) is cancelled on a daily basis. By April 2017, Metrorail was short of 20 train sets, the service was operating on 68 sets as opposed to the 88 train sets required to run an... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Metrorail commuters urged to protect infrastructure Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi was in Cape Town on Monday where he inspec
Eye Witness News / Posted 11 days ago
Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi was in Cape Town on Monday where he inspected the N1 upgrade project and the Cape Town train station. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN CAPE TOWN – As the... Read more
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Eye Witness News
R9bn allocated for WC rail system upgradeshas been allocated to upgrade the Western Cape's rail system. Maswangwanyi was
Eye Witness News / Posted 11 days ago
has been allocated to upgrade the Western Cape's rail system. Maswangwanyi was peppered with questions by disgruntled Metrorail commuters at the Cape Town train station earlier on Monday. Most of them centred around train delays and... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Substance abuse, vandalism among factors jeopardising CT’s train servicesErnest Hendricks to fellow executive Tiro Holele raises concerns which have cos
Eye Witness News / Posted 15 days ago
Ernest Hendricks to fellow executive Tiro Holele raises concerns which have cost the company over R100 million. FILE: A Metrorail train. Picture: Giovanna Gerbi/EWN. CAPE TOWN - High absenteeism and substance abuse among rail workers as well as... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Letter details problems facing CT rail transportat GroundUp have published an internal letter from Prasa regional security mana
Eye Witness News / Posted 15 days ago
at GroundUp have published an internal letter from Prasa regional security manager, Ernest Hendricks, to Prasa. FILE: Metrorail commuters wait on trains at Philippi station on 20 April 2016. Picture: EWN. CAPE TOWN - A document has emerged... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Veterans Call on Prosecuting Head to Freeze Assets in Rail Agency Caseprosecuting people involved in state corruption, particularly "President Jacob
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
prosecuting people involved in state corruption, particularly "President Jacob Zuma" and his "collaborators" in PRASA and Metrorail. "This [corruption] is the only 'bad faith' that we acknowledge in this context", the letter read. The letter... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
DA places De Lille on special leave; Threats over Pistorius movie; And MH370 mystery back in the spotlighton Oscar's court case following the fatal shooting of Steenkamp. Heroic train
News 24 South Africa / Posted 17 days ago
on Oscar's court case following the fatal shooting of Steenkamp. Heroic train driver in recovery after rescuing commutersA Metrorail train driver has been hailed as a hero after he was stabbed while rescuing four female passengers from armed... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Heroic Train Driver in Recovery After Rescuing CommutersA Metrorail train driver has been hailed as a hero after he was stabbed while r
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
A Metrorail train driver has been hailed as a hero after he was stabbed while rescuing four female passengers from armed robbers on Tuesday morning. Francois Gouws, 54, was stabbed twice in his left hand by several armed robbers who made their way... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Heroic train driver in recovery after rescuing commuters2017-10-03 16:20 Durban – A Metrorail train driver has been hailed as a hero a
News 24 South Africa / Posted 17 days ago
2017-10-03 16:20 Durban – A Metrorail train driver has been hailed as a hero after he was stabbed while rescuing four female passengers from armed robbers on Tuesday morning. Francois Gouws,... Read more
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The Indian Express
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani dares Hardik, Jignesh, Alpesh: let them fight electionsCommission for Protection of Child Rights Jagruti Pandya, academics Rita Kothar
The Indian Express / Posted 20 days ago
Commission for Protection of Child Rights Jagruti Pandya, academics Rita Kothari and Sanjay Bhave, MD of the Ahmedabad Metrorail project I P Gautam, chairperson ASSOCHAM (Gujarat) Bhagesh Soneji, MD of Vadilal Industries Ltd Rajesh Gandhi,... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
CapMetro outlines special services for both ACL weekendsto Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits Music Festival? You might want to con
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 22 days ago
to Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits Music Festival? You might want to consider hopping on a Capital Metro bus or MetroRail. CapMetro announced Thursday that it will increase MetroRail service in October for both weekends of the festival... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Montgomery County Officials To Get Update On Purple Lineis a 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda to New Carrollton.
CBS Baltimore / Posted 22 days ago
is a 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda to New Carrollton. It will provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Lines at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park and New Carrollton. There are 21 Purple Line... Read more
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NBC Washington
Montgomery County Officials to Get Update on Purple Lineis a 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda to New Carrollton.
NBC Washington / Posted 22 days ago
is a 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda to New Carrollton. It will provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Lines at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park and New Carrollton. There are 21 Purple Line... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
MEC Ismail Vadi - Motion On Investment On Public Transportdecade. This investment has been on improving our freeway and provincial road n
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
decade. This investment has been on improving our freeway and provincial road networks, the Gautrain, the modernisation of Metrorail and the rollout of bus rapid transit systems in metropolitan municipalities. No government before has invested so... Read more
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Eye Witness News
CT leg of Cosatu marchers arrive at Parliamentsays that Wednesday's protest is an important move to addressing corruption in
Eye Witness News / Posted 23 days ago
says that Wednesday's protest is an important move to addressing corruption in the country. Meanwhile, Metrorail train services and taxis were running normally in the city despite Cosatu saying that the protest would affect... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Cosatu march against state capture and corruption in full swing in CTTony Ehrenreich says that Wednesday's protest is an important move to addressin
Eye Witness News / Posted 23 days ago
Tony Ehrenreich says that Wednesday's protest is an important move to addressing corruption in the country. Meanwhile, Metrorail train services and taxis are running normally in the city despite Cosatu saying that the protest would affect... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Public Transport to Maintain 'Regular Schedules' Amid Cosatu MarchGolden Arrow bus services, Metrorail and MyCiTi have said they do not foresee a
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
Golden Arrow bus services, Metrorail and MyCiTi have said they do not foresee any serious disruptions to their travel routes on Wednesday as Cosatu takes to the streets in a nationwide anti-state capture march. Golden Arrow spokesperson Bronwen... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Public transport to maintain 'regular schedules' in CT amid Cosatu marchschedules' in CT amid Cosatu march2017-09-26 20:02 MyCiTi bus (City of Cape To
News 24 South Africa / Posted 24 days ago
schedules' in CT amid Cosatu march2017-09-26 20:02 MyCiTi bus (City of Cape Town) Cape Town - Golden Arrow bus services, Metrorail and MyCiTi have said they do not foresee any serious disruptions to their travel routes on Wednesday as Cosatu... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
The ANC, the age of lies and WMClevel of institutional damage JZ783 has allowed to happen is too horrendous to
News 24 South Africa / Posted 24 days ago
level of institutional damage JZ783 has allowed to happen is too horrendous to think about. SAA, Eskom, Transnet, Prasa - Metrorail has consistently been underfunded and unable to transport adequate passengers - Denel, SAPS, NPA, just to name a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
City of Cape Town 'Shocked and Sickened' by Attack on Bus Driversaid the attacks threaten an already compromised public transport system, weake
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
said the attacks threaten an already compromised public transport system, weakened by an unreliability of Metrorail in the city. Metrorail has also endured "relentless attacks and vandalism" which left the service "limping along,... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
CPT mayoral member 'shocked and sickened' by attack on bus driversaid the attacks threaten an already compromised public transport system, weake
News 24 South Africa / Posted 25 days ago
said the attacks threaten an already compromised public transport system, weakened by an unreliability of Metrorail in the city. READ: Metrorail costs Cape businesses millions - survey Metrorail has also endured “relentless... Read more
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Eye Witness News
City of CT calls for urgent arrest following murder of Golden Arrow bus driverperpetrators face prosecution, adding they cannot allow criminals to undermine
Eye Witness News / Posted 25 days ago
perpetrators face prosecution, adding they cannot allow criminals to undermine and sabotage the public transport system. Vandalism against Metrorail has also been highlighted as a concern, with Herron saying this pushes more commuters onto the roa... Read more
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Roll Call
Proposed Changes to D.C. Circulator Would End Route Around Capitol Hillrevenue hour. “Several challenges were identified on the route, including low
Roll Call / Posted 25 days ago
revenue hour. “Several challenges were identified on the route, including low ridership, and trip times uncompetitive with Metrorail trip times,” the DDOT said in response to a request for a statement. The LOC guild is asking its members to... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Service interrupted on parts of red, green and purple Metrorail linescommuters will have to take shuttles to work after power failure suspended serv
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 28 days ago
commuters will have to take shuttles to work after power failure suspended service on parts of the red, green and purple MetroRail lines. All red line rail service is suspended between Burnett and Downtown. Trains on green and purple lines... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Cosatu lays charges against Metrorail with Cape Town police2017-09-21 21:24 Tony Ehrenreich (Tina Hsu, News24) Cape Town - The Congress
News 24 South Africa / Posted 29 days ago
2017-09-21 21:24 Tony Ehrenreich (Tina Hsu, News24) Cape Town - The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the Western Cape laid charges against Metrorail at Cape Town Central Police... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Labour Federation Lays Charges Against Metrorail With Cape Town PoliceEhrenreich, Western Cape Provincial Secretary of the Congress of South African
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
Ehrenreich, Western Cape Provincial Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), laid charges against Metrorail at Cape Town Central Police Station. At issue is the worsening situation of train transport over the past 10... Read more
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Eye Witness News
WC Cosatu lays criminal charges against Metrorail Cosatu has accused the rail agency of endangering the lives of commuters, due
Eye Witness News / Posted 29 days ago
Cosatu has accused the rail agency of endangering the lives of commuters, due to overcrowding and a lack of communication about insufficient trains JOHANNESBURG – The Congress of South African Trade... Read more
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iafrica.com
COSATU lays criminal charge against metrorailCredit:COSATU The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Weste
iafrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
Credit:COSATU The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape has laid criminal charges against Metrorail for the reckless endangerment of its members and commuters who make use of trains. The charges were laid at Cape... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Broken Lifts and Stairs for Commuters With Wheelchairsis no time frame on when railway stations in Cape Town will be universally acce
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
is no time frame on when railway stations in Cape Town will be universally accessible, but they will be upgraded says Metrorail. The trains themselves will only be fully accessible for wheelchair users in two to three years. The busiest route... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Broken lifts and stairs for commuters with wheelchairsThere is no time frame on when railway stations in Cape Town will be universall
News 24 South Africa / Posted 29 days ago
There is no time frame on when railway stations in Cape Town will be universally accessible, but they will be upgraded says Metrorail. The busiest route in the city, the Central Line, runs through Khayelitsha, Nyanga and Salt River, with 16... Read more
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