South African train manufacturing steams ahead

The R51bn contract to create 600 new passenger trains for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has grasped 32 local suppliers. To date there have been six trains completed and...

Metrorail trains its sights on recovery

Metrorail has lost 32 carriages in six separate, intentionally set fires since October 2015. This is equivalent to four trainsets, each making eight to ten trips in a daily schedule of...

Dunnottar train manufacturing plant to be completed by 2017

According to EWN, a train manufacturing plant unveiled in Dunnottar on the East Rand is expected to be completed by next year. The plant will have the capacity to manufacture a...

Prasa’s expenditure to be monitored

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) will closely monitor the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) following the Auditor General’s finding that more than R550m had been irregularly spent at...

Prasa’s new trains not allowed on originally planned routes

Rail agency Prasa’s new Afro 4000 locomotives will not be allowed to travel on most of the main long-distance rail routes they were originally intended for. For example, on the...


Nano tech coating protects all surfaces

STOPAQ was developed in the Netherlands, using highly advanced nano-technology in the creation of a range of corrosion protection, sealing and waterproofing systems. The Stopaq...


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