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Minister Mbalula urged to rethink PRASA’s institutional arrangement

Nov 5, 2020 • Rail, TransportComments Off on Minister Mbalula urged to rethink PRASA’s institutional arrangement

Regarding the restoration of PRASA as a functioning institution – the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works have entered into a partnership agreement with the SOE to support it in its key work in restoring rail in the Western Cape, starting with the Central Line. This is a good start. However, despite efforts [&hellip...

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Opening of the PROACTIVE Mid-Term Conference, coordinated by UIC, the worldwide railway organisation

Oct 29, 2020 • Rail, TransportComments Off on Opening of the PROACTIVE Mid-Term Conference, coordinated by UIC, the worldwide railway organisation

More than 100 participants from around the world including practitioners, civil society organisations and railway stakeholders attended this online conference organised by UIC on 28 October 2020 to discuss the results so far of the PROACTIVE (PReparedness...

Sector Statement Group welcomes Berlin Declaration to support international rail freight and presents its progress report

Sep 21, 2020 • Rail, TransportComments Off on Sector Statement Group welcomes Berlin Declaration to support international rail freight and presents its progress report

(Brussels, 21 September 2020) The Sector Statement Group (SSG) welcomes today’s publication of the Ministerial “Rail Freight Corridors: The Future of Rail Freight in Europe” Declaration (Berlin Declaration). The Berlin Declaration showcases the...

UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, brought its Members together virtually for its General Assembly

Jul 2, 2020 • Rail, TransportComments Off on UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, brought its Members together virtually for its General Assembly

UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, brought its Members together virtually on 30 June for its Executive Board and the 96th General Assembly. The meetings were chaired by UIC Chairman Mr Gianluigi Castelli, Chairman of Ferroviedello Stato Italiane (FS)....

ILCAD Conference postponed to June 2021

Apr 1, 2020 • Rail, TransportComments Off on ILCAD Conference postponed to June 2021

COVID-19 is having a huge impact on communities across the world, socially or economically speaking, and will have future consequences perhaps on our way of thinking, living, working, travelling… Because the 2020 ILCAD launch conference is foreseen in two...

Covid-19: UIC works on providing its Members and partners with concrete measures

Mar 16, 2020 • Rail, TransportComments Off on Covid-19: UIC works on providing its Members and partners with concrete measures

UIC, as the technical platform for railway cooperation at world level, is the place of exchange for best practice, bringing together many networks of experts. the context of Covid-19, the strength of these networks is used to give Members and partners the...

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...

UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, gives third party access to MERITS Integrated Data

Mar 12, 2019 • Rail, TransportComments Off on UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, gives third party access to MERITS Integrated Data

UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, within its policy of openness, transparency and promotion of rail sector activities, is pleased to announce that the MERITS (Multiple East-West Railways Integrated Timetable Storage) Integrated Timetable Data are now...

Man injured when electrocuted on top of train at Shallcross, Durban

Feb 19, 2019 • RailComments Off on Man injured when electrocuted on top of train at Shallcross, Durban

Earlier this morning between 7 & 8 am KZN EMS paramedics responded to Shallcross where a man on top of a train had suffered electrocution after touching the electrical cables above the train. He was taken to hospital with critical but stable injuries. KZN...

UIC, the worldwide railway association organises the 1st African Railway Digital Summit

Feb 14, 2019 • Rail, TransportComments Off on UIC, the worldwide railway association organises the 1st African Railway Digital Summit

UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, with the support of the AU, African Union, have the great pleasure to invite you to participate in the First African Rail Digital Summit, themed “the Continent of the...