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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...

Minister orders forensic probe at Prasa

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has written to the office of the Auditor General to request the chapter 9 state institution to conduct a forensic investigation into alleged financial and tender irregularities...

Appropriations committee visits Prasa depot and inspects new AFRO 4000 locomotives

The Standing Committee on Appropriations conducted an oversight visit to Prasa Braamfontein Rolling Stock depot and inspected the new locomotives that form part of Prasa’s rolling stock renewal programme. The...

New cable launched for PRASA

Aberdare Cables, an international power cable manufacturer, has launched a new production line, specifically designed to manufacture locomotive cables for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and Transnet. ...

Prasa dismisses media reports about new AFRO4000 locomotives

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has dismissed media reports that its new locomotives exceed the country’s rail height restrictions. According to the article, 13 of the 70...

Prasa buys the wrong trains

News24 reported that South African railways officials imported brand new locomotives from Europe worth hundreds of millions of rand despite explicit warnings that the trains are not suited for local rail...

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