Train Derailment Claims Driver's Life in the North West

A Transnet freight train, traveling from Kimberly in the Northern Cape to Mafikeng in the North West Province, derailed near the Madibogo station late last month. The derailment has been attributed to...

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Gibela’s Dunnottar Train Manufacturing Facility On Schedule To Start Operations By November

Gibela vice-president of operations, Thierry Darthout, announced late last year that construction on the company’s train manufacturing plant in Dunnottar, on Gauteng’s East Rand, is on track for...

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Cape Town Metrorail Riled After Further Coaches Are Torched

Cape Town’s Metrorail has not managed to operate at optimum capacity for more than a year, as PRASA’s fleet of passenger trains have fallen victim to repeated arson attacks on the city’s Central...

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PRASA’s X’Trapolis Trains - Trail Runs Due to Start in Mamelodi

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has awarded Gibela a provisional acceptance certificate for the first X’Trapolis train set, which arrived from Brazil earlier this year. The...

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MEC For Transport Confirms Bidders for New Gautrain Rolling Stock

Speaking at a debate on the Annual Report of the Department of Roads and Transport, Gauteng MEC for transport, Dr Ismail Vadi announced that three pre-qualified bidders, namely, Bombardier...

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RSR Reports a Decrease in Railway Incidences for the 2015/16 Reporting Period

The Railway Safety Regulator of South Africa (RSR) is mandated to produce a comprehensive report on the state of railway safety in the country, on an annual basis, documenting all safety related...

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Crime Continues To Plague Cape Town’s Metrorail

Passenger services in the Western Cape have once again been disrupted as a result of cable theft and vandalism of trains on Cape Town’s central line. This comes after PRASA recently admitted in...

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Union Calls On Gautrain To Utilise Local Manufacturers For New Rolling Stock

The United National Transport Union (UNTU) has called on the National Treasury to encourage greater engagement between state-owned entities (SOE) in the railway sector. Steve Harris, general...

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Transport Dominates in Gauteng Medium - Term Budget Presentation

The Gauteng Provincial Government has managed to intensify cost containment measures as well as divert almost half a billion rand from non-core spending towards priority programmes over the past...

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Transnet Scoops Top Award for Integrated Reporting

Freight and logistics company Transnet, took top honours as the best large state-owned company for the 2016 Integrated Reporting Awards. The Integrated Reporting Awards, which are hosted by the...

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