PRASA TO SPEND R172BN ON SIGNALS ETC

In the aftermath of the 17 July rear-end collision between the Booysens and Crown stations, immediately south of the Johannesburg CBD, and in reaction to concerns expressed by the Railway...

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CHINESE COMPANIES AT AFRICA RAIL

Chinese companies that exhibited at the 2015 Africa Rail exhibition and conference in Johannesburg saw the show as a great opportunity for furthering their business. David Wang, Regional Director of...

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AFRO4000 LOCOS IN SERVICE

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) authorised the use of Spanish-built Afro4000 locomotives under test conditions on the Bloemfontein-East London line on 15 July. On this date, Shosholoza Meyl train 74013...

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TEST RUNNING TO CERES

Transnet Freight Rail plans to begin test running on the long-closed but recently reinstated 20km Wolseley-Ceres line in the first week of August. The first test train, consisting of 35 SMLJ flat...

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THREE NEW PRASA TRAINSETS COMPLETE

Three of the 20 six-coach multiple-unit electric trainsets being built for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) at Alstom’s Lapa plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil, are complete and undergoing...

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NEW KENYA LINE THROUGH NATIONAL PARK

According to The Star, published in Nairobi, the Kenya Railways Corporation, Wildlife Service and National Land Commission have reached agreement on a proposed rerouting of the planned new 1,435mm...

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AFRICA RAIL INNOVATION

Africa Intelligence reports that Thierry Ballard has set up his own firm entitled Africa Rail Innovation. Ballard is well known as head of the rail division of Bolloré. ...

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LOUIS BERGER & ACP DEVELOPMENT

Louis Berger, a $1 billion global professional services corporation, has been hired to support the development of the transport sector in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states, with...

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DEPOTS NOT READY FOR NEW TRAINS

Some R5 billion has been budgeted for the provision and upgrading of depots where 600 new trainsets on order for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) will be tested, stabled and...

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GAUTRAIN FARE SYSTEM ENHANCEMENT

According to Gauteng MEC for roads and transport Dr Ismail Vadi, the Gautrain fare collection system is to be upgraded to comply with national interoperable ticketing regulations. At the same time,...

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