Railway Safety Regulator Conducts Preliminary Investigation Into The Roodepoort Train Accident

Railway Safety Regulator Conducts Preliminary Investigation Into The Roodepoort Train Accident

The PRASA long distance train, Shosholoza Meyl, travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg collided with a Transnet Freight Rail train between Horizon and Princess stations in Roodepoort, Johannesburg at approximately 21h25 on 12 February. Over and above the fatality, one passenger was critically injured and has been admitted to hospital while eight other passengers escaped with minor injuries.

Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) is currently conducting a preliminary investigation and can confirm that the passenger train collided with the rear-end of the goods train. Both trains were authorised by the Maraisburg Centralised Traffic Control (CTC). Furthermore, manual authorisation is currently being used as the working method for controlling train movement in this section.

The RSR will release a statement on the preliminary findings into the collision shortly.

The collision comes less than two weeks after the RSR extended Prasa’s safety operating permit.

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Railway Safety Regulator Conducts Preliminary Investigation Into The Roodepoort Train Accident

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