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Rail Enforcement Unit nailed 238 suspects, recovered R400 000 in stolen copper cable, metal in first year

Feb 13, 2020 • Rail, TrainComments Off on Rail Enforcement Unit nailed 238 suspects, recovered R400 000 in stolen copper cable, metal in first year

Since its inception on 27 October 2018, the REU has acted as a force multiplier for PRASA’s regional Protection Services Unit. Together, the teams have ensured greater operational visibility on trains and at stations, searching more individuals during joint operations, and confiscating a greater number of dangerous weapons and fraudulent train tickets....

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MEC Kaunda convenes meeting with stakeholders to discuss issues concerning PRASA

Mar 12, 2019 • Accidents, TrainComments Off on MEC Kaunda convenes meeting with stakeholders to discuss issues concerning PRASA

MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Mxolisi Kaunda today convened a meeting with stakeholders to discuss issues concerning PRASA. MEC Kaunda was joined by Ethekwini Municipal Mayor Cllr Zandile Gumede as well as representatives from the National...

7th International Conference on Railway Stations to be held from 11 – 13 November 2019 in Tehran, Iran

Mar 8, 2019 • Accidents, TrainComments Off on 7th International Conference on Railway Stations to be held from 11 – 13 November 2019 in Tehran, Iran

The theme of the conference is “Railway Stations Boosting the City” (Paris, 8 March 2019) UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, is co-organising with Iranian Railways RAI the 7th International conference on railway stations “UIC nextstation...

UIC successfully held the 5th edition of UIC Rail Research & Innovation Awards

Dec 11, 2018 • TrainComments Off on UIC successfully held the 5th edition of UIC Rail Research & Innovation Awards

Rail transport is facing huge present and future challenges for which innovation and step changes are necessary. On the basis of its mission to support innovation in the railways, UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, launched the UIC Rail Research &...

Train derails in Namibia on washed-away tracks

Mar 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...

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

Nov 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

Oct 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

Sep 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

Jul 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....