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Statement by the Transport Minister on developments at PRASA

March 13, 2017 • Rail, TransportComments Off on Statement by the Transport Minister on developments at PRASA

13 March 2017 The Acting Director General of Transport, Ntate Mathabatha Mokonyama The Acting Group CEO of Prasa, Ntate Lindikaya Zide The Executive Management of Prasa present Members of the Media Ladies and Gentlemen Good morning, Let me start by reminding all of you that transport is the heartbeat of economic growth and social development. [&hellip...

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Man hit by train, left critical.

December 16, 2016 • Rail, TransportComments Off on Man hit by train, left critical.

A man, believed to be in his late 20s, was left critically injured this afternoon after he was hit by a train in the Crammond area near Albert Falls in KwaZulu Natal. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and we’re lead to where they found the patient....

SAPS Rapid Rail police embarks on Rail Safety Awareness Campaign

December 12, 2016 • Accidents, Rail, TransportComments Off on SAPS Rapid Rail police embarks on Rail Safety Awareness Campaign

SAPS Rapid Rail police embarks on Rail Safety Awareness Campaign in support of Safer Festive Season operations. Pretoria: – The South African Police Service (SAPS) cordially invites the media to the Rapid Rail Safety Awareness Campaign in support of the...

The International Union of Railways (UIC) welcomes UN High-level group’s Sustainable Transport report

October 31, 2016 • Rail, TransportComments Off on The International Union of Railways (UIC) welcomes UN High-level group’s Sustainable Transport report

The International Union of Railways (UIC) welcomes UN High-level group’s Sustainable Transport report The Advisory Group launched its recommendations in the report “Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development” on 28 October at the United...

PRASA responds to incorrect article about new trains

October 26, 2016 • Rail, TransportComments Off on PRASA responds to incorrect article about new trains

With regards to the article written on 20 October 2016 by a Staff Reporter from Iafrica, PRASA notes with concern the article which alleges that PRASA bought an entire new fleet that does not fit South African Railway tracks.  There is an obvious confusion...

People throw stones at security guards after train came in late, Durban

October 18, 2016 • Accidents, Construction, Detours, Rail, Train, TransportComments Off on People throw stones at security guards after train came in late, Durban

On Tuesday morning at 07h49 Netcare 911 paramedics responded to the Duffs Road Train station in Durban. Reports from the scene indicate that the train came in late causing irate people to throw stones at the security guards.  Paramedics arrived at the scene...

PRASA and Vodacom enter into strategic Telecommunication Partnership Agreement

September 22, 2016 • News, Rail, TransportComments Off on PRASA and Vodacom enter into strategic Telecommunication Partnership Agreement

Pretoria – the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), through its subsidiary, Intersite Asset Investments, has entered into a Telecommunications Partnership Agreement (TPA) with Vodacom as part of its ongoing vision to provide quality passenger rail...

Transport Minister visits Mamelodi for Imbizo on Tshwane metro rail stations modernisation and fleet renewal programme

June 30, 2016 • News, Rail, TransportComments Off on Transport Minister visits Mamelodi for Imbizo on Tshwane metro rail stations modernisation and fleet renewal programme

The Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters, together with the Prasa Board will be hosting the commuter Imbizo programme in Mamelodi on the outskirts of the Piernaarspoort Train Station on Sunday, the 3rd July 2016. The programme follows the Minister visit to...

Two trains collide near Swinton road in Durban

June 23, 2016 • Rail, TransportComments Off on Two trains collide near Swinton road in Durban

Scores of people have sustained moderate to minor injuries after two trains  collided with each other at Swinton road in Durban. The exact detail to the cause of the incident will form part of an investigation. Netcare911 paramedics and various other...

Illegal Metrorail Strike: SATAWU blamed for putting workers at risk

May 4, 2016 • Rail, TransportComments Off on Illegal Metrorail Strike: SATAWU blamed for putting workers at risk

The DA in the Western Cape supports Metrorail’s bid for a permanent interdict barring its employees from striking over issues that are being negotiated at national level. Workers engaged in protest action last month despite an interim order preventing them...