This train commuter was recently filmed atop a Metrorail train as it approached an unnamed local station, but not before it went through a dangerously low tunnel where the commuter performed a particularly dangerous stunt.

Overcrowded trains have been a major talking point in Cape Town lately, with videos surfacing of densely-packed carriages and passengers taking to sitting above them during transit. A man was tragically electrocuted last week by overhead powerlines near Khayelitsha station, as he had no option but to sit above a carriage due to it being over capacity.


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Justin Williams is a born-and-bred Capetonian with a flair for writing. His icons include the late South African authors Lawrence Green, Eric Rosenthal and T.V. Bulpin, literary figures who continuously inspire him to cover the avenues of lifestyle, travel and nature in a local context. When Justin's not covering a story, he can be found in the mountains - he's a renowned wild food forager and is currently learning herbalism.