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Topic - South African Rail Commuter Corporation
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Jul 31, 2009
This two-level, shopping centre development is being dubbed ‘the city within a city' and will boast an integrated transport hub, serving the needs of residents in the north-west Durban area.
Jun 19, 2009
Last year Transnet completed the upgrade of 342 of the fleet of 4 500 suburban coaches for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).
May 18, 2009
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Apr 10, 2009
The installation of the overhead contact distribution system (OCDS) for the Gautrain is well under way, with some 20 km of the 80 km track having been electrified to date.
Apr 03, 2009
The leadership at South Africa’s newest State-owned enterprise, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), claims it is keen to find ways to partner with private investors on some of its commuter rail and bus projects as it prepares to invest R25-billion over...
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Jan 21, 2009
The final costing and plans for the upgrade of the Mthatha airport would be submitted to the Eastern Cape Department of Roads and Transport for approval in February, the department said on Wednesday. Lead contractors, Osmond Lange and Ikemeleng Architects, which...
Jan 16, 2009
South Africa’s R600-billion public infrastructure programme has emerged as the “only game in town” as mining and industrial projects are realigned to the reality for slower growth. For this reason, more and more attention is being paid to whether government and the...
Nov 07, 2008
Canadian rail and aerospace specialist Bombardier hopes to grow its current participation in the local rail sector, limited largely to the Gautrain project, as well as rolling stock refurbishment and the provision of spare parts. "We have a whole lot of ambition to...
Nov 07, 2008
Nov 07, 2008
The project will include laying a 3-km spur from the existing major passenger line between Umlazi, Durban and KwaMashu.
Oct 31, 2008
Canadian rail and aerospace specialist Bombardier hopes to grow its current participation in the local rail sector, limited largely to the Gautrain project, as well as rolling stock refurbishment and the provision of spare parts.
Oct 21, 2008
Public transport infrastructure spending would remain a "high priority" for government over the medium term, with investment in urban transport systems to "gain impetus". National Treasury said in its Medium Term Budget Policy Statement that the R25,6-billion...
Oct 10, 2008
The South African Rail Commuter Corporation (SARCC) has short-listed four consortia and is now evaluating their bids for the detailed design of the Bridge City rail link project, in KwaZulu-Natal.
Oct 10, 2008
Train-builder Union Carriage and Wagon Partnership (UCWP) is considering expanding its far East Rand plant by adding a new greenfields facility, says MD Palello Lebaka.
Sep 19, 2008
Diversified German engineering company, Voith, is spending a significant amount of capital on researching the development of renewable energy sources reports the South African division of the company.
 
 
 
 
Sep 18, 2008
Aug 22, 2008
Freight logistics group Transnet, which was reportedly in the midst of challenging tender negotiations with Electromotive Diesel (EMD), of the US, for 212 diesel locomotives valued at more than R6-billion, had included an option to possibly extend that procurement to...
Aug 15, 2008
The first phase of the R280-million Orlando stadium, in Soweto, is 94% complete and the second phase is to begin soon.
Aug 12, 2008
Freight logistics group Transnet, which was reportedly in the midst of challenging tender negotiations with Electromotive Diesel (EMD), of the US, for 212 diesel locomotives valued at more than R6-billion, had included an option to possibly extend that procurement to...
Jul 25, 2008
The major recapitalisation programme in the pipeline at South African Rail Commuter Corporation (SARCC) subsidiary Metrorail "will be significant, and will involve nothing less than 5 000 new coaches over the next ten to 12 years", says SARCC CEO Tshepo Lucky Montana.
Jun 27, 2008
Construction of the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link is progressing along the entire 80 km route. At the end of May, just over 6 km of the 15 km tunnel section of the Gautrain route had been excavated, and earthworks and construction of viaducts and bridges is taking place...
Jun 27, 2008
Metrorail’s new business express train between Johannesburg and Pretoria has already surpassed the passenger numbers the South African Rail Commuter Corporation envisaged when the service rolled out in May, this despite some initial growing pains.
Jun 12, 2008
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Jun 04, 2008
Cape Town could soon get a rail link between its main airport and its central business district, the South African Rail Commuter Corporation (SARCC) said on Wednesday. SARCC had recently completed a feasibility study on the project, and was looking to partner with...
 
 
 
 
May 21, 2008
May 20, 2008
South Africa is spending close to R160-billion over the medium-term to improve its transport infrastructure, Finance Minister Jeff Radebe said on Tuesday. Of the overall figure, some R13,6-billion has been earmarked to prepare South Africa's transport system...
May 16, 2008
The South African Rail Commuter Corporation (SARRC) is investing about R18-billion in upgrading its rail infrastructure, according to CEO Lucky Montana.
Apr 11, 2008
Plans are in place to extend the services offered by the recently refurbished and launched Kei Rail line, to include freight services and medical services.
Mar 07, 2008
The Western Cape’s gross domestic product (GDP) has maintained an average growth of 5% over the last four years and currently stands at 5,8%, said Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool in his state of the province address last month.
Feb 20, 2008
The National Treasury would be adding some R17-billion to the budgets of departments of housing, provincial and local government, water affairs, sports and recreation and transport over the next three years, mainly for infrastructure, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel...
Nov 30, 2007
In a bid to improve South Africa’s rail transport system, and the inefficiency of the government’s yearly allocations to passenger rail, the Department of Transport is implementing a so-called ‘Accelerated Rolling Stock Programme’.
Nov 29, 2007
Bombardier Transportation, which will supply the Gautrain fleet, has signed an alliance with two black economic enterprise (BEE) investment and industrial companies, Kagiso Trust Investments and J&J Group, it said on Thursday.
Oct 03, 2007
Engineering infrastructure firm Racec on Wednesday revealed plans to list on Johannesburg's AltX bourse towards the end of the month.
Aug 13, 2007
State-owned transport utility Transnet will accelerate its noncore disposals programme in the first half of the new financial year, to wrap up the transferring and selling of remaining noncore entities, says CEO Maria Ramos.
 
 
 
 
Aug 03, 2007
The thing about a monopoly is that a failure to invest has a larger spillover effect on the supporting industry than would have been the case were there a handful of competitors offering business opportunities. In a market that has always been largely dependent on...
Aug 03, 2007
The thing about a monopoly is that a failure to invest has a larger spillover effect on the supporting industry than would have been the case were there a handful of competitors offering business opportunities. In a market that has always been largely dependent on...
Jul 20, 2007
National government has allocated R16-billion to passenger rail over the next three years. However, says South African Rail Commuter Corporation (SARCC) CEO Lucky Montana, this will not be sufficient to reverse the history of underinvestment in this sector.
Jul 13, 2007
The Soweto Business Express (SBE) last week made its maiden voyage from Naledi station to Dube station, in Soweto.
Jul 06, 2007
The Gautrain project involves a modern state-of-the-art rail connection, linking Sandton, Johannesburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport (formerly Johannesburg International Airport).
 
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