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Train derails in Namibia on washed-away tracks

March 4, 2017 • Accidents, TrainComments Off on Train derails in Namibia on washed-away tracks

A train on its way from Tsumeb to Walvis Bay derailed between Kranzberg and Omaruru after the railway had been washed away by flooding rivers overnight. Hans Karon, TransNamib’s Area Chief of Operations, confirmed the incident and said it occurred at about 01:59 on Friday. Karon said the train consisted of both goods and passenger [&hellip...

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Man hit-and-killed by train at the Florida Train station

November 23, 2016 • Accidents, TrainComments Off on Man hit-and-killed by train at the Florida Train station

A man, believed to be in his 20s, was killed this morning after he was hit by a train at the Florida Train station in Florida, west of Johannesburg. ER24 paramedics, along with another service, arrived on the scene and found the man lying on the side of the...

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...

One dead, another critical after being hit by train, Howick

September 23, 2016 • Accidents, Pedestrain, TrainComments Off on One dead, another critical after being hit by train, Howick

One person was killed and another sustained critical injuries when they were hit by a train in Howick West near the N3 this morning. ER24 paramedics and other services attended to the incident. Sadly there was nothing that could be done for one man who was...

Woman (70) critical after sustaining amputations to legs, arms in train incident

July 7, 2016 • Accidents, TrainComments Off on Woman (70) critical after sustaining amputations to legs, arms in train incident

A woman believed to be 70 years of age is in a critical condition after suffering amputations to her legs and arms after being hit by a train in Athlone, Cape Town, this morning. It is understood that the woman was walking across the train tracks when she was...

11th World Congress on Railway Research – WCRR 2016 – opens in Milan, Italy

May 30, 2016 • Accidents, Advice, News, TrainComments Off on 11th World Congress on Railway Research – WCRR 2016 – opens in Milan, Italy

(Milan, 30 May 2016) On 30 May 2016, WCRR 2016 – the 11th World Congress on Railway Research – was officially opened at the Fiero Milano and will conclude on 2 June. It is taking place in Milan and this edition is hosted by FS, the Italian State Railways....

Boy killed when hit by a train near the Tembisa Railway Station

May 23, 2016 • Accidents, News, TrainComments Off on Boy killed when hit by a train near the Tembisa Railway Station

A sixteen-year-old school boy has died after he was hit by a train near the Tembisa Railway Station. The exact detail to the cause of the accident will remain a subject for police investigation and comment. When Netcare911 paramedics arrived on scene, we...

Metrorail strike: PRASA asked to ensure stability in the Western Cape

April 8, 2016 • Rail, Traffic, Train, TransportComments Off on Metrorail strike: PRASA asked to ensure stability in the Western Cape

The DA in the Western Cape calls for the PRASA national office to intervene in the brewing labour conflict in the province and deal with any unresolved matters. In particular, the potential strike action by members of The South African Transport and Allied...

Update on discussion between PRASA and Unions

March 30, 2016 • TrainComments Off on Update on discussion between PRASA and Unions

Johannesburg, 31 March 2016 – Prasa is pleased to announce that its meeting with the labour unions (UNTU and SATAWU) was a success. As a result the strike by UNTU planned for the 4th of April 2016 has been suspended. All parties demonstrated full commitment...

Metrorail: 293 cases of vandalism key cause in train delays

February 16, 2016 • Accidents, TrainComments Off on Metrorail: 293 cases of vandalism key cause in train delays

The DA in the Western Cape is concerned about the impact of vandalism on the rail network in the province. The Regional Manager for Metrorail in the Western Cape, Richard Walker, briefed the Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape...