CPT, Pretoria to access full train services in November

Train commuters in Pretoria and Cape Town should be able to access full train services again in November. That is if the Passenger Rail Agency (PRASA) meets its deadline to restore services. The Mabopane-Pretoria corridor is currently running on limited services due to cable theft during the hard lockdown. Part[…]

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Eskom power cut to PRASA leaves thousands stranded in WCape

As if the province’s transport woes can’t any worse, the entire Western Cape rail network is temporarily suspended with immediate effect due to Eskom disconnecting traction supply.  Its believed the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) owes Eskom millions in unpaid power bills. No trains are operating at present,[…]

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Cable thieves should be charged with economic sabotage: Mbalula

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has again called for people who steal copper cables to be charged with economic sabotage. Mbalula says the current practice in which criminals are charged with theft enables them to be released on bail, then steal again because cable theft is lucrative. Briefing Parliament’s Portfolio Committee[…]

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R1.4bn plan to get CT’s central line on track

A R1.4bn “mega project” has been presented to Khayelitsha community stakeholders to resuscitate its practically defunct rail service, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa said on Thursday. Newly appointed administrator Bongisizwe Mpondo and several of his technical team reported back to local leaders two weeks after an initial meeting,[…]

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