PRASA to resume Shosholoza Meyl operations

8th December 2021 By: Irma Venter - Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

PRASA to resume Shosholoza Meyl operations

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) says it is preparing for the resumption of the Shosholoza Meyl long-distance passenger rail service on December 15.

The preparatory work follows the termination of the service at the end of March this year owing to Covid-19.

“Given the high peak traffic volumes during the festive period and road fatalities, Shosholoza Meyl offers the public an alternative, safe and affordable mode of long-distance travel that will also help ease the congestion on our roads,” says the agency in a statement.

Routes that will be operational include between Johannesburg and East London; Johannesburg and Gqeberha; Johannesburg and Bloemfontein (via Kimberley); and Johannesburg and Musina (via Polokwane).