Engineering News | Rail Transport and Infrastructure https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/rail-transport-and-infrastructure Tue, 21 May 2019 17:54:40 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Collaboration, safety awareness to mitigate railway fatalities https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/collaboration-safety-awareness-to-mitigate-railway-fatalities-2019-02-21 Khutso Maphatsoe Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512284 1551767074 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000782766_resized_railinfrastructurefeaturersrgmmadeleinwilliams02191022.jpg MADELEIN WILLIAMS The RSR aims to educate and conduct public awareness activities relating to safe railway operations 511 287 Event aims to contribute to development of African rail https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/event-aims-to-contribute-to-development-of-african-rail-2019-03-08 Jessica Oosthuizen Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512223 1551767074 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000782642_resized_africarail03191022.jpg INTERNATIONAL ATTENDANCE Attendees from more than 70 countries are expected at Africa Rail 511 287 Rail safety important for future of public transport https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rail-safety-important-for-future-of-public-transport-2019-02-21 Khutso Maphatsoe Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512289 1551767074 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000782781_resized_railinfrastructurefeaturegautrain102191022.jpg RAIL Availability, punctuality and safety are key to the rail industry 511 287 Modernisation improves railway travel experience https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/modernisation-improves-railway-travel-experience-2019-02-22 Khutso Maphatsoe Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512426 1552629129 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000783183_resized_railinfrastructurefeaturemetrorail40220191022.jpg DEVELOPMENTS The new signalling system will create an environment for in-cab signalling and levels of automatic train protection 511 287 Investments in infrastructure projects set to improve rail industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/investments-in-infrastructure-projects-set-to-improve-rail-industry-2019-02-27 Khutso Maphatsoe Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 512755 1552629141 1551996000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000783880_resized_railinfrastructurefeaturewspvishaallutchman02191022.jpg VISHAAL LUTCHMAN The National Transport Master Plan will invest R751.74-billion in infrastructure projects until 2050, with 43% earmarked for the rail sector. 511 287 Company offers efficient bulk handling solutions https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-offers-efficient-bulk-handling-rail-solutions-2018-06-01 Jessica Oosthuizen Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 486743 1527518415 1527804000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000726494_resized_scaintermodalsidetipperbin06181022.jpg TRANSCENDING TRANSPORT Specialised Container Agencies’ intermodal side tipper bins can be used across different modes of transport, including road and rail 511 287 Event to inspire industry to think differently – organisers https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/event-will-inspire-african-railway-industry-to-think-differently-organisers-2018-06-01 Jessica Oosthuizen Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 486805 1527518415 1527804000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000726663_resized_athenamaharaj06181022.jpg ATHENA MAHARAJ Africa Rail is an unrivalled platform for the continent’s railway industry to come together, learn, network and do business 511 287 Politics suppressing rail infrastructure build in Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/politics-suppressing-rail-infrastructure-build-in-africa-2018-06-01 Jessica Oosthuizen Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 486937 1527518415 1527804000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000726972_resized_lutchmanvl1022.jpg VISHAAL LUTCHMAN The lack of continuity in government leads to unfinished projects and decaying rail infrastructure 511 287 Rail operator to occupy its rail services hub this month https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rail-operator-will-occupy-its-rail-services-hub-this-month-2018-06-01 Jessica Oosthuizen Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 486806 1527518415 1527804000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000726667_resized_rosslynrailserviceshub06181022.jpg RAIL SERVICES HUB The first phase of Traxtion Sheltam Rosslyn rail services hub is about 90% complete and includes a fully functioning workshop 511 287 Safety issues must be addressed – law firm https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/safety-issues-must-be-addressed-law-firm-2018-06-01 Jessica Oosthuizen Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 486885 1527518415 1527804000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000726862_resized_traintracks0815duane1022.jpg TUMULTUOUS TRACKS In April, a vehicle and train collided at a level-crossing in the Western Cape when the vehicle apparently attempted to cross the railway tracks when it was not safe to do so 511 287 Technology uptake to solve industry challenges https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/technology-uptake-to-solve-industry-challenges-2018-06-01 Jessica Oosthuizen Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 486741 1527518415 1527804000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000726487_resized_riaangraham06181022.jpg RIAAN GRAHAM A challenge associated with introducing and implementing IoT technologies is that there is currently no clear standard within the IoT sphere 511 287 Clamping tool can mitigate rail cable theft https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/clamping-tool-can-mitigate-rail-cable-theft-2018-03-09 Melissa Zisengwe Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 478934 1520318917 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000709106_resized_clampingtoolrailinfrastructure020181022.jpg CLAMPING TOOL The UL4000-C is an anti-theft ans cable management device that assist rail operators to end cable theft 511 287 Shunting locomotive company introduces upgraded Unilok https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/shunting-locomotive-company-introduces-the-new-upgraded-unilok-2018-03-09 Melissa Zisengwe Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 479061 1520318917 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000709755_resized_africanrailwaysystemsrailinfra1022.jpg NEW MODEL Unilok locomotive in road mode 511 287 Standard rail network can foster intercountry trade https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/standard-rail-network-can-foster-inter-country-trade-2018-03-09 Melissa Zisengwe Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 479168 1520318917 1520546400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000709740_resized_wsprailinfrastructure0220181022.jpg VISHAAL LUTCHMAN Africa needs to start leading and building itself 511 287 Update on multimodal project progress set for next year https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/update-on-multi-modal-project-progress-set-for-next-year-2017-12-15 Donald Makhafola TOP RAIL PROJECT Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472571 1512994085 1513288800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Plans on track for rapid rail network extensions in Gauteng https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/plans-on-track-for-rapid-rail-network-extensions-in-gauteng-2017-11-15 Donald Makhafola TOP RAIL PROJECT Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472584 1512994086 1513288800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Mega engineering projects could boost SA economy https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mega-engineering-projects-could-boost-sa-economy-2017-12-15 Donald Makhafola TOP RAIL PROJECT Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472322 1512994085 1513288800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Legislation, regulation to ensure rail success https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/legislation-regulation-to-ensure-rail-success-2017-12-15 Donald Makhafola TOP RAIL PROJECT Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472577 1512994085 1513288800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Connectivity – the next step for rail https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/connectivity-the-next-step-for-rail-2017-06-02 Marleny Arnoldi Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452759 1496127789 1496354400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000650164_resized_riaangraham11022.jpg RIAAN GRAHAM An upcoming trend in the rail industry is cybersecurity, which is paramount when introducing a public Internet connectivity domain 511 287 Bearings company continues international market expansion https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bearings-company-continues-international-market-expansion-2017-06-02 Marleny Arnoldi Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452484 1496127789 1496354400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Digital technology influences rail industry positively https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/digital-technology-influences-industry-positively-2017-06-02 Marleny Arnoldi Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452782 1496127789 1496354400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000650180_resized_francoisheynsaureconrailinfrastructure20171022.jpg FRANCOIS HEYNS It is not necessarily a case of building more infrastructure, but rather improving the efficiency of existing railways 511 287 Electronics supplier to launch latest tech https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/electronics-supplier-to-launch-latest-tech-2017-06-02 Marleny Arnoldi Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452822 1496127790 1496354400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000650330_resized_pentairschroffsubrackactumelectronicsrailinfrastrucure2017.jpg ELECTRONIC PROTECTION Pentair Schroff Subracks offer modular construction and optimal cooling of electronics 511 375 New partnership for SA rail industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-partnership-for-sa-rail-industry-2017-06-02 Marleny Arnoldi Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452870 1496127790 1496354400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000650467_resized_ztrcontrolsystemsrailinfrastructure20171022.jpg CONTROL SOLUTIONS ZTR Control Systems offers intelligent equipment management solutions for locomotive modernisation 511 287 Alstom receives order in Canada https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/alstom-receives-order-in-canada-2017-06-02 Marleny Arnoldi Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452866 1496127790 1496354400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000650454_resized_alstomcitadisspiritlightrailinfrastructure20171022.jpg SPEED & SAFETY The interior layout of the Alstom Citadis Spirit light rail vehicle features a wide central aisle and interior circulation 511 287 Conference to focus on heavy haul rail industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/conference-to-focus-on-heavy-haul-rail-industry-2017-06-02 Marleny Arnoldi Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452881 1496127790 1496354400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000650518_resized_transnetfreightrailsishensaldanharailwayline271013duane1022.jpg HEAVY HAUL RAIL The eleventh International Heavy Haul Association conference covers updates on heavy haul developments, rail expansion plans and global technological advancements 511 287 On track for Africa Rail https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/on-track-for-africa-rail-2017-06-02 Marleny Arnoldi Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452771 1496127789 1496354400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000650154_resized_africarailevent20161022.jpg INCLUSIVE GROWTH Africa Rail provides an interactive platform for rail industry stakeholders with the view to improve railway performance and its contribution to economic development 511 287 JV completes Phase 1 of subway line https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/jv-completes-phase-1-of-subway-line-2017-03-03 Tasneem Bulbulia Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443100 1488204607 1488492000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000626192_resized_railinfrastructureaecom30843004117bloomberg0220171022.jpg SUCCESSFUL PROJECT The completion of the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway will improve travel for both city and suburban commuters on Manhattan’s east side 511 287 Alstom awarded its first tramway contract in Taiwan https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/alstom-awarded-its-first-tramway-contract-in-taiwan-2017-03-03 Tasneem Bulbulia Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443108 1488204607 1488492000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000626222_resized_railinfrastructurealstomtram123263024bloomberg0220171022.jpg TRAMWAY CONTRACT Alstom will supply fifteen Citadis trams for Phase 2 of the Kaohsiung tramway project in Taiwan 511 287 KPMG at forefront of PRASA rail infrastructure upgrades https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/kpmg-at-forefront-of-prasa-rail-infrastructure-upgrades-2017-03-03 Tasneem Bulbulia Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443396 1488204607 1488492000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000627040_resized_railinfrastructureprasa390714022017duane1022.jpg PRASA PROJECT The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is replacing the entire metro rail fleet of South Africa through the provision of 3 600 new train car units 511 287 Extensive scope for remanufacture of locomotive components https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/extensive-scope-for-local-remanufacture-of-locomotive-engine-components-2017-03-03 Tasneem Bulbulia Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443020 1488204606 1488492000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000625937_resized_railinfrastructuremetricautomotiveengineeringbloomberg0220171022.jpg LOCAL IS LEKKER South Africa’s developing its capacity to remanufacture locomotive engine components can enable it to become a hub to serve Africa 511 287 S Africa aims to improve poor maintenance of railway infrastructure https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-aims-to-improve-poor-maintenance-of-railway-infrastructure-2017-03-03 Tasneem Bulbulia Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 442992 1488522990 1488492000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000625897_resized_railinfrastructurewspparsonsbrinckerhoffbloomberg0220171022.jpg MANDATORY MAINTENANCE Several projects have been implemented or are under way to improve rail infrastructure in South Africa 511 287 Railway company investments to facilitate economic growth https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/investments-by-railway-companys-to-facilitate-economic-growth-2016-12-16 Sascha Solomons Prasa Rail Projects Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200 437290 1481615462 1481839200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000611393_resized_debuysscott11115duane1022.jpg DE BUYS SCOTT investments by the PRASA and Transnet will largely facilitate economic growth in South Africa 511 287 Execution of PRASA project contributes to outstanding results https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/companys-execution-of-prasa-project-contributes-to-outstanding-results-2016-12-16 Sascha Solomons Prasa Rail Projects Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200 437308 1481615488 1481839200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Company completes Wolmerton rail project https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-completes-wolmerton-rail-project-2016-12-16 Sascha Solomons Prasa Rail Projects Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200 437220 1481615513 1481839200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000611130_resized_wolmertonrailproject11161022.jpg WOLMERTON DEPOT The Wolmerton Depot overhaul falls under PRASA’s Depot Modernisation Programme 511 287 Stability and cohesion a way forward for African rail sector https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/stability-and-cohesion-way-forward-for-african-rail-sector-2016-07-29 Simon Sonnekus Top Rail Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 420188 1469521914 1469743200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000568884_resized_traintracks110221113duane.jpg DELAYS Negative sentiments by the industry on implementing the designation policy and delays of some rail projects have led to discussions with Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies 511 287 Inspection device to provide safety in rail operations https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/inspection-device-to-provide-safety-in-rail-operations-2016-07-29 Simon Sonnekus Top Rail Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 420198 1469521961 1469743200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000568922_resized_201606281003481022.jpg DEBUT The CSIR's survey and inspection device (SID) was debuted at Africa Rail 2016 511 287 Local content priority for PRASA contract https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-content-priority-for-prasa-contract-2016-07-29 Simon Sonnekus Top Rail Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 420356 1469521998 1469743200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 GB14 passenger Bo-Bo loco launched by Grindrod https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/gb14-passenger-bo-bo-loco-launched-by-grindrod-2016-07-26 Creamer Media Reporter Rail Transport and Infrastructure Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:31:00 +0200 421753 1469522068 1469521860 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000572782_resized_gb14ac1022jpg.jpeg 511 287