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Advanced technological solutions for the rail industry

THE Mattei RVR range: rotary vane compressors have been designed specifically for the Rail market. The Rail sector is a unique market of interest for Mattei, the Vimodrone based Italian compressor manufacturer,...

Prasa set to spend R3 billion to restore Cape Town’s central line

Over the years, Cape Town’s railway lines have been riddled with cable theft and infrastructure problems, particularly the central line. However, this is all about to change according to the Passenger...

Severe delays as trains burn

Firefighters rushed to the Cape Town Railway Station in the early hours of this morning to find several train carriages alight. According to City of Cape Town spokesperson Jermaine Carelse, its Fire...

Here’s how drones could help combat train violence in SA

As reported by Pretoria News, Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula said a complete overhaul of security at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) will see the South African Police Service (SAPS) training security guards and...

Metrorail apologises for trains across the Cape coming to a halt

Metrorail Western Cape has apologised unreservedly to its customers for trains coming to a halt across the region on Thursday morning. The delays were attributed to two incidents, said Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott. "In the...

President to witness testing of new PRASA train sets

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to visit the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) in Cape Town next week where he will be briefed on efforts to improve commuter services. The...

No new trains for Cape Town after R30m arson attack?

Plans to send new trains to Cape Town to help to bolster Metrorail’s ageing fleet could be put on hold following an alleged arson attack which left 11 carriages destroyed at...

Transnet wasted billions on trains

Transnet SOC Ltd, South Africa’s port and freight-rail operator, squandered billions of rand and broke a raft of regulations when it altered the terms of a deal to buy 1,064 new...

Transnet launches first ever train

Transnet has officially launched it’s the first ever train which it designed, engineered and manufactured. The locomotive, which will serve the African continent, is specifically customised to African conditions and...

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...

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