12 July 2017 SADC / South Africa

Closure of Coal Line for Maintenance

Closure of Coal Line for Maintenance

Transnet Freight Rail will from Tuesday, 11 July to Monday, 17 July 2017 shutdown the export Coal line running from Ermelo to Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT). This planned shutdown is done annually to perform maintenance work on the line so as to achieve operational efficiency and customer service excellence.

Major projects to be executed during the shutdown period include, among others, the following:

  • Rail replacement,
  • Universal sleepers replacement,
  • OHTE component replacements
  • Sets replacements, and
  • Refurbishment of Midpoint Traction Substations

Transnet Freight Rail has worked closely with its key stakeholders such as customers to ensure the successful execution of the shutdown programme.


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