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Dec 03, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has started negotiations with four railway organisations to create a unified railway system on the rail corridor between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Transport Minister Ben Martins has indicated. TFR is in...
Nov 23, 2012
South African engineering and construction groups Basil Read and Aveng Grinaker are among the companies vying to operate the commuter railway system in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. The two companies are among 17 from across the globe that are in the running for the...
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
While August 16 will probably forever be remembered as the day the South African Police Service opened fire on striking mineworkers at the Marikana platinum mine, killing 34 people, the week also delivered another noteworthy, much more positive event. National...
Nov 16, 2012
A new railway signalling project is set to increase operational capacity, provide a higher level of flexibility and safety and reduce delays.
Nov 16, 2012
While August 16 will probably forever be remembered as the day the South African Police Service opened fire on striking mine workers at the Marikana platinum mine, killing 34 people, the week also delivered another noteworthy, much more positive event.
Nov 13, 2012
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South Africa’s most populous province will require better planning coordination, as well as greater integration across transport modes if it is to avoid future “gridlock”, Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi warned on Tuesday. The recently released Census...
Nov 09, 2012
Nov 09, 2012
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Nov 09, 2012
Nigel-based locomotives manufacturer Union Carriage & Wagon (UCW), a Murray & Roberts- (M&R-) owned company, has started manufacturing 32 15 E locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail's (TFR's) iron-ore line between Sishen and Saldanha.
Nov 09, 2012
Kiel-based Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik (VTLT) has been awarded the Supplier of the Year 2012 award in the vehicles category by railway operator DB German Railways.
Nov 09, 2012
Europe-based engineering thermoplastics supplier Sabic Innovative Plastics in September showcased Germany-based Grammer Railway Interior’s tough, new seat back shells and side panels for first-class rail cars that comply with Europe’s upcoming CEN/TS 45545 harmonised...
Nov 09, 2012
South Africa needs to improve its railway infrastructure to reduce the pressure on the country's road system, which is often congested because of trucks being used to transport the majority of the country's freight, says locomotive manufacturer and refurbishment...
Nov 09, 2012
South African engineering consulting firm Vela VKE has been appointed by the Department of Transport (DoT) as part of a consortium, which includes Deloitte and DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, to conduct the feasibility study for the Moloto Corridor, which links to...
Nov 06, 2012
BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa (Becsa) has indicated that, owing to rail-related constraints, it has not been able to access its full rail allocation to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), in KwaZulu-Natal. The group adds that it currently faces the...
Nov 02, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
The award of two tenders issued by Transnet for the procurement of 1 064 locomotives to be introduced into its general-freight-business fleet between 2014 and 2019 have been delayed to enable the freight logistics group and the National Treasury to work out the finer...
Oct 31, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
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Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) CEO Lucky Montana is positive the first train in Metrorail’s R123-billion fleet renewal programme can be delivered by 2014 or 2015. “It’s an ambitious programme, yes,” he admits. Prasa owns the Metrorail commuter service....
 
 
 
 
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
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Oct 17, 2012
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The State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), which is at the beginning stages of a multibillion-rand fleet procurement process, has officially launched the black–empowerment portion of the project, through which a 30% role has been set aside for...
Oct 15, 2012
Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler, which forms part of the Dudula Rail consortium bidding to supply the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) with new commuter trains, said it would aim to enter other sub-Saharan African countries, once established in...
Oct 12, 2012
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Gautrain ridership has seen average growth of 5% each month since May this year, with between 37 000 and 40 000 people currently using the train each day. The highest daily number to date stands at 42 000 train passengers.
Oct 12, 2012
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Predictable, mixed general-freight and passenger trains can move bulk commodities and people from rural areas to cities and help to develop these regions and reduce urbanisation, says global technology company General Electric South Africa Technologies CEO Gorman Zimba.
Oct 12, 2012
State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) says seven companies and consortia have submitted bids to build and supply it with modern commuter trains, to be delivered over a 20-year period from 2015.
Oct 05, 2012
Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) CEO Lucky Montana is positive the first train in Metrorail’s R123-billion fleet renewal programme can be delivered by 2014 or 2015. “It’s an ambitious programme, yes,” he admits.
Oct 05, 2012
Africa is a big potential growth market given the urbanisation that was occurring on the continent and winning the tender for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s fleet renewal programme would be a key milestone for the company, Alstom Transport president...
Oct 01, 2012
State-owned commuter-rail utility Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) confirmed on Monday that a total of seven companies and consortia had submitted bids to build and supply modern commuter trains, to be delivered over a 20-year period from 2015. The bids...
 
 
 
 
Sep 18, 2012
The European Rail Industry Association (Unife) is optimistic about the global industry’s growth potential, with director-general Philippe Citroën telling journalists at a press conference at the InnoTrans 2012 trade fair, in Berlin, Germany, on Monday, that the...
Sep 14, 2012
In its current state, Zimbabwe’s railway network would not be able to accommodate the anticipated growth in the country’s coal sector, Zimbabwe Ministry of Transport, Communications and Infrastructural Development principal director Mufaro Gumbie said this week....
Sep 13, 2012
For South Africa to raise the developmental impact of its large-scale economic infrastructure investment programme, there is a need not only for improved planning within the energy, transport, water and telecommunications sectors, but also integrated planning across...
Sep 07, 2012
Transnet is compiling the first-ever distributed power train for manganese, made up of 208 wagons. The train will be loaded at the newly completed rail siding of black-controlled emerging manganese miner Tshipi é Ntle’s new project, near Kathu, in the Northern Cape.
Sep 06, 2012
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Sep 03, 2012
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Aug 31, 2012
The Gauteng province has seen around R30-billion in expenditure on public transport infrastructure in recent years, largely through the development of the Gautrain and Johannesburg bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, and should see another, similar amount invested over...
Aug 30, 2012
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Aug 24, 2012
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Investments by Mozambique’s railway company, the Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM), in the rehabilitation of its Ressano Garcia, Goba and Limpopo railway lines are bearing fruit, company board chairperson Rosário Mualeia has reported. The Ressano Garcia line runs...
Aug 06, 2012
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba hinted to an even larger locomotive investment programme to follow the current R35-billion, 1 064 procurement process being pursued by State-owned freight logistics group Transnet. Transnet recently issued tenders in July...
 
 
 
 
Aug 06, 2012
The Gauteng province has seen around R30-billion in expenditure on public transport infrastructure in recent years, largely through the development of the Gautrain and Johannesburg bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, and should see another, similar amount invested over...
Aug 03, 2012
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) could push the localisation requirements for its R123-billion fleet renewal programme over the next 20 years higher, believes heavy engineering specialist DCD.
Aug 02, 2012
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South Africa and Swaziland signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday reaffirming their support of a new R17-billion, 146 km cross-border rail connection from Lothair, in Mpumalanga, to Sidvokodvo, in Swaziland. The link would divert general freight from...
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
Freight logistics group Transnet will insist on a minimum local-content level of 60% for the 599 electric locomotives it plans to add to its general freight business (GFB) fleet by 2019 and will stipulate a level of at least 55% for the 465 diesel units it plans to...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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