Engineering News | Rail Transport and Infrastructure https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/rail-transport-and-infrastructure Wed, 30 Sep 2020 18:47:17 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Expected decline in safety related rail incidents https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/declining-trend-in-safety-related-rail-incidents-expected-2020-06-12 Darren Parker Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 554777 1591695630 1591912800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000875507_resized_gautraindepot3090908duane1022.jpg WALKING THE LINE Although there have been less operational occurrences throughout the lockdown, safe railway behaviour promotion has been augmented for rail employees and the general public 511 287 Rail needs innovative risk-sharing structures https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rail-needs-innovative-risk-sharing-structures-2020-06-12 Darren Parker Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 554773 1591695675 1591912800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000875500_resized_transnetfreightrailcitydeeptodurbantrip40809duanenew.jpeg SHOULDERING THE LOAD While passenger rail suffered losses, freight rail enjoyed increased demand throughout the Covid-19 lockdown 511 287 Gautrain takes a knock to protect customer base https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/gautrain-takes-a-knock-to-protect-customer-base-2020-06-12 Darren Parker Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 554771 1591695765 1591912800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000875482_resized_railengautrainadobe0520201022.jpg STAYING ON TRACK The Gautrain has continued to operate at full capacity despite experiencing a significant reduction in paying customers during lockdown 511 287 OLI South Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/oli-south-africa-2020-06-12 Creamer Media Reporter Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 556139 1591701329 1591912800 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000878597_resized_hfpc1022.jpg 511 287 Metric Automotive Engineering https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/metric-automotive-engineering-2019-06-14 Creamer Media Reporter Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200 522407 1591939538 1591912800 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000804474_resized_0000572410pic031022.jpg 511 287 Companies sign MoU for rail development on the continent https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/companies-sign-mou-for-rail-development-in-africa-2020-02-24 Mc'Kyla Nortje Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:02:00 +0200 545361 1583311975 1583445720 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000855515_resized_thelodbrailinfrastructure0220201022.jpg GREATER COLLABRATION Thelo DB and African Export-Import Bank will collaborate to support the modernisation of Africa’s railways 511 287 South African rail manufacturing sector needs to reinvent itself https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/s-african-rail-manufacturing-sector-needs-to-reinvent-itself-2020-02-20 Mc'Kyla Nortje Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 545195 1583155040 1583445600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000855506_resized_transnetfreightrailsishensaldanharailwayline3510221013duane.jpg CONTINENTAL BENEFITS Through the AfCFTA, the benefits for South Africa and its African peers will be easier distribution, new export markets and new business opportunities 511 287 Need for change to address challenges in rail sector https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/need-for-change-to-address-challenges-in-rail-sector-2020-02-26 Mc'Kyla Nortje Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 545621 1583303564 1583445600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Regulator plans to increase safety awareness https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/regulator-plans-to-increase-safety-awareness-2020-02-20 Mc'Kyla Nortje Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 545199 1583311617 1583445600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000855512_resized_westerncaperailwaysrailwayinfrastructure022020jpg1022.jpg SAFETY FIRST improved maintenance systems are crucial in addressing the current safety challenges within rail sector 511 287 Longest Production Train in the World https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/longest-production-train-in-the-world-2019-06-07 Creamer Media Reporter Rail Transport and Infrastructure Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:39:00 +0200 522161 1562837997 1562837940 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000803945_resized_estelleworksheettemplate.jpg 511 287 South Africans to prepare ‘smart heavy haul industry’ roadmap https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africans-to-prepare-smart-heavy-haul-industry-roadmap-2019-06-07 Creamer Media Reporter Rail Transport and Infrastructure Wed, 03 Jul 2019 11:09:00 +0200 522164 1562144968 1562144940 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000803953_resized_dynamicaerotechinformation.jpg 511 287 Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/defining-the-heavy-haul-railway-of-the-future-2019-06-07 Creamer Media Reporter Rail Transport and Infrastructure Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:55:00 +0200 522166 1561536594 1561535700 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000803956_resized_ironoretrain.jpg 511 287 Transnet Freight Rail Breakthrough Technologies https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/transnet-freight-rail-breakthrough-technologies-2019-06-07 Creamer Media Reporter Rail Transport and Infrastructure Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:56:00 +0200 522162 1560934564 1560934560 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000803965_resized_gautrain20314duane.jpg 511 287 Technology integration crucial https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-will-to-present-on-integrating-technology-at-africa-rail-2019-06-14 Jessica Oosthuizen Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 521455 1560239897 1560463200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000802421_resized_etionintergratedsystemdisplay06191022.jpg INTEGRATION STATION Etion Digitise’s integrated system display serves as a human-machine interface for other systems in the train 511 287 Event will address challenges facing African rail industries https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/event-will-address-challenges-of-african-rail-industries-2019-06-14 Jessica Oosthuizen Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 521163 1560239897 1560463200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000801775_resized_africarailterrapinn06191022.jpg EXHIBITION BONANZA Terrapinn is expecting 250 exhibitors at Africa Rail 511 287 Government departments need to align to revive industry – RRA https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/government-departments-need-to-align-to-revive-industry-rail-association-2019-06-14 Jessica Oosthuizen Rail Transport and Infrastructure Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200 521630 1560239898 1560463200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000802756_resized_railcreamermedia06191022.jpg RAIL’S RIGHTFUL PLACE The Railroad Association of South Africa works to promote and protect the interests of its members and the rail industry 511 287 Heavy Haul Game Changer https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/heavy-haul-game-changer-2019-05-29 Creamer Media Reporter Rail Transport and Infrastructure Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:05:00 +0200 521093 1560408094 1560330300 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000801696_resized_brainmonakali.jpg 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/78489_2019-05-20_ihha2-hdweb_cg.mp4143804321IHHA chairperson Brian Monakali outlines the risks and opportunities posed to heavy haul railways by the unfolding Fourth Industrial Revolution. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Christo Greyling. IHHA chairperson Brian Monakali outlines the risks and opportunities posed to heavy haul railways by the unfolding Fourth Industrial Revolution. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Christo Greyling. 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