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Global Railway Review Issue 4 2020

26 August 2020 | By

This issue takes a look at South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme, the next steps in standardisation of data exchanges between TMS and trains, GTR's passenger-centric response to the challenges of COVID-19, plus our 'Decarbonising Rail', 'High-Speed Rail Development' and 'Rail: Thinking Long-Term' In-Depth Focuses.


Revolutionising rail in South Africa

10 May 2017 | By

The South African Government – through its National Department of Transport – has initiated an ambitious programme to modernise the country’s aged passenger railway system. This journey of investment and modernisation is well underway and the fruits are now visible. This article for Global Railway Review explains the progress that…


Southern Africa railway revitalisation…

23 March 2016 | By Jerzy Wisniewski, UIC’s African Region Coordinator

The Southern African Region can be considered as including the countries of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. This region is close to the Indian Ocean and also comprises the Comoros States, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. The UIC has collaborated with experts from…


Centralised control centre: South Africa’s answer to rail traffic management

14 October 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

A state-of-the-art control centre has opened in the South African province of Gauteng integrating rail traffic management from 35 existing control rooms. The advanced rail traffic management control centre, known as the Gauteng Nerve Centre (GNC), accommodates 35 control rooms in a single location. The GNC constantly monitors each and…