South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme
Sorin Baltac, General Manager at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), provides details of South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme, currently considered one of the most modern and ambitious signalling programmes in the world.
South African railways’ modernisation is a key component of the socio‑economic development plan and has been undertaken by the South African government since 2009. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has decided on investing to correct years of under-investment in passenger rail in South Africa, with safety being one of the major concerns.
The signalling journey started with the Rail Safety Regulator authorising the introduction of the new rolling stock, with the following conditions: