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Minister committed to quality passenger rail service

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has unveiled a Ministerial War Room on the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) that is aimed at aggressively improving the quality of the country’s passenger rail service. The war room will focus on...
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Transnet locomotive deals exposed in GuptaLeaks

An AmaBhungane and Scorpio expose has revealed how President Zuma’s friends and their associates are diverting billions of Rands from Transnet’s purchase of locomotives into various offshore accounts. It is reported that South Africa needed a fleet...
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Rail freight on the line

Tristan Wiggill learns how Transnet’s corridor strategy forms part of a bigger drive to get rail-friendly cargo back onto the train tracks. The North-South corridor is a containerised freight corridor, managed through cooperation between railway...

Condolences offered to Transnet staff

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has conveyed her condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of two Transnet workers who died over the weekend. The Transnet train driver and train assistant died on Saturday when a Transnet goods train...
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Diesel motive power for Sitarail

Sixteen new locos out of Grindrod in Pretoria are destined for Bolloré Logistics in Cameroon, in Central Africa, and Côte d’Ivoire /Burkina Faso. The GL30SCC-AC with increased adhesion and reduced maintenance (no brushes needed as on DC...

Transnet offers mobile tracking solution

The Transnet Spotlight App enables Transnet’s customers to Track and Trace their containers, also add a valuable service to assist our customers with their day to day planning, to increase operational efficiency. Available on Android and...
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Transnet expands coal line capacity

The first phase in the expansion of the coal line between the Waterberg in Limpopo and Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal has been completed. “The project entailed the construction of a 1.8km long passing loop at Matlabas, enabling 100 wagon trains to...
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Record exports from East London port

Recent reports have confirmed that in April 2016 Transnet and Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) recorded the highest units being handled in East London with over 10 000 new vehicles exported. This remarkable milestone not only bodes well for the...