Chelina Bodhie, Senior Manager for Safety, Health, Environment and Quality at the Gautrain Management Agency, speaks to Global Railway Review about the safety protocols that make the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link the safest transport mode in Gauteng.
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Mesela Nhlapo, CEO of the African Rail Industry Association (ARIA), says that it is now time to get all stakeholders working together to ensure South Africa's rail industry is driving forward the country's economy.
Since beginning operation in 2010, the fleet has completed around 900,000 trips, or 40 million kilometres, on the Gautrain network.
The electric locomotives have each made around 1,600 round trips of 2,200km and moved over 10 million tonnes of freight since starting service in December 2017.
Peter Blaine and Pieter Conradie from the University of Stellenbosch look at the tools and methods available to remove components from the armature shafts or traction motors of motor coaches of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).
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.
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.
In the South African Western Cape province alone, since 2016, it was reported that over 140 railway passenger carriages have been destroyed by arson. Here, Peter Blaine and Pieter Conradie from the University of Stellenbosch provide details about subsequent research in order to understand the common techniques of how these…
Passenger counting and facial recognition technology is being tested in South Africa in a bid to combat rising vandalism and theft to the country’s rail assets. Peter Blaine and Pieter Conradie from the University of Stellenbosch give more details about the project, which is soon to enter live field trials.
The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, unveiled the trains at Cape Town Station in front of more than 1,000 guests.
Bombardier Transportation and South African State-Owned Enterprise Company Transnet have celebrated the handover and acceptance of the first of 240 Bombardier TRAXX locomotives for freight traffic in South Africa…
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…
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…
7 March 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Alstom, together with its South African joint venture (JV) company Gibela, has begun construction on a new train manufacturing site.
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…