MEC Ismail Vadi Confirms Gautrain Expansion Plans

After six years of operation and close to 80 million passenger trips, the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) has demonstrated that the face of public transport can be radically changed. A modern and...

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Deadlock In PRASA Wage Negotiations

The United National Transport Union (UNTU), the majority union in the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), together with the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU), have...

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Pretoria Metrorail Collision Leaves More Than A Hundred Injured

On the evening of 20 February, two Metrorail trains were involved in a head-on collision at the Lynross station, Pretoria.  The incident resulted in at least 100 passengers hurt and approximately...

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From Road To Rail – The Opening Of The Isando Distribution Centre

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, and ArcelorMittal South Africa chief executive officer, Wim de Klerk, officially opened the Isando Distribution Centre on 24 February,...

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RSR Preliminary Findings On Gautrain’s Derailment In Hatfield, Pretoria

The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) has concluded its preliminary investigation into the derailment of a Gautrain on 16 February at Hatfield station, Pretoria. The purpose of the preliminary inquiry...

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UPDATE: Community Unrest Resolved At Gibela’s Manufacturing Facility In Dunnottar

The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium has welcomed the restoration of law and order in Duduza, Ekurhuleni, following weeks of community unrest. This development has facilitated the re-start of...

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Grindrod Rail Construction passes ISO 14001 audit

Recently noted on the Facebook page of Grindrod Limited: After a two-year journey, Grindrod Rail Construction has passed the ISO 14001 audit. The ISO 14001 accreditation certifies that international...

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UNTU wishes train drivers and their passengers a speedy recovery

The United National Transport Union (UNTU) would like to extend our well wishes to the train drivers, Blackie Swart and Paskal Setalala, who were amongst the 125 injured after their Metrorail trains...

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Human Error Behind Recent Gautrain Derailment

The Bombela Concession Company (BCC) has conducted a preliminary investigation to determine the cause of the minor derailment that occurred on 16 February, when a train was approaching the Hatfield...

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CCMA Issues Strike Certificate Against PRASA

The members of the United National Transport Union (UNTU) within the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), have the right to embark on a protected strike within 48 hours, the union announced...

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