ARTICLES RELATING TO PRASA

Vandalism costs Metrorail R167m

2014-04-02 18:25

Metrorail says it will no longer tolerate vandalism on trains and will take action against any commuter found hanging on to carriages.

Parastatal investments to reach R382bn

2014-02-26 14:56

Capital expenditure by the country's major state-owned enterprises is expected to reach R382bn over the next three financial years.

Free ride for CHAN fans

2014-01-14 17:48

Ticket holders for the CHAN double-header on Wednesday in Cape Town will enjoy a free Metrorail train ride to the stadium.

Chan strikes transport deal

2013-12-26 12:00

A public transport solution for the ferrying of soccer fans to and from the stadium has been reached between the Chan LOC and Prasa.

Prasa hails Mandela as champion of the poor

2013-12-06 21:00

Former president Nelson Mandela was a champion of the poor, oppressed and downtrodden around the world, says the Passenger Rail Agency of SA.

Storms disrupt Gauteng train services

2013-11-29 19:03

Prasa says its old infrastructure cannot cope with severe weather conditions, as train services are still being disrupted almost 24 hours after severe storms hit parts of Gauteng.

Prasa manager held for bribe

2013-11-08 07:28

A Prasa area manager has been arrested in Gezina, Pretoria, for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a service provider.

New rail routes for Gauteng

2013-10-17 17:21

Seven new rail routes have been proposed in an effort to encourage public transport usage in Gauteng, transport MEC Ismail Vadi says.

Prasa fails to meet own targets

2013-10-06 12:38

In its annual report tabled in Parliament, Prasa states it has lost millions of rands to irregular and wasteful expenditure and that it has failed to meet its own safety targets.

Prasa to launch 2nd women rail programme

2013-08-28 14:51

Prasa has recognised that the rail environment is male dominated.

Fedusa questions Prasa deal

2013-08-02 19:00

The trade union federation questions the Passenger Rail Agency of SA's sourcing methods.

Metrorail unveils improvement plan

2013-07-11 21:28

Metrorail says it has a new five-point efficiency plan aimed at dramatically improving overcrowding, slow journeys and variable timetables.

Department mulls high-speed trains

2013-05-30 10:24

A transport planning spokesperson says the transport department is to commission an independent study into the cost and feasibility of high-speed trains.

Western Cape to get signalling upgrade

2013-05-29 11:40

Thales-Maziya Consortium has received a R1.86bn contract to establish a new train traffic control centre in Cape Town, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA says.

Prasa report hits a snag

2013-05-14 07:50

A report by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on allegations of mismanagement and maladministration at Prasa will only be submitted in a month, her office says.

MEC: Threats to burn Gautrain absurd

2013-03-18 19:24

Threats by commuters to burn down the Gautrain are "absurd", Gauteng Transport and Roads MEC Ismail Vadi says.

Plans for KZN express train

2013-03-01 12:25

A business express train linking Pietermaritzburg and Durban has been tested and could be ready for passengers this year.

Metrorail defends driver's competence

2013-02-02 19:03

Metrorail has defended the competence of the driver of the train that rammed into the back of another stationary train in Pretoria, saying he was not previously involved in a similar accident.

Metrorail probes double train crash

2013-02-01 17:14

Metrorail has probed the cause of a double train crash near Pretoria that sent at least 150 people to hospital, with authorities saying cable theft could have contributed to the accident.

Prasa under fire for 'outdated' trains

2013-01-31 20:22

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA has come under fire for the "outdated" trains used on the Gauteng rail system after at least 200 people were injured when two trains collided in Pretoria.

Prasa forks out R100m to beef up security

2013-01-04 14:28

Prasa has allocated R100m to beef up security for Metrorail employees and commuters following the murder of a train driver at Christmas, the parastatal says.

Prasa reveals sleek new trains

2012-12-12 09:00

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA has unveiled state-of-the-art blue and silver trains that will become a reality in 2015.

Prasa ready for roll-out

2012-12-02 15:07

In a few weeks, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA will set the ball rolling for the transfer of R37bn into the hands of black South Africans.

Torched trains a R70m setback

2012-10-12 20:01

Repairing the damage caused by the torching of two trains in Mabopane, north of Pretoria will cost about R70m, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA says.

 

Load shedding won't affect Metrorail

2014-03-06 15:43

Metrorail remains unaffected by Eskom power outages because it is a priority electricity user critical to the country, says Prasa CEO Mosenngwa Mofi.

Budget fast-tracks rail spending

2014-02-26 14:55

Government plans to increase spending on the country's rail infrastructure by 20% a year, according to the 2014 budget.

Trains for Chan soccer fans

2014-01-06 17:01

Prasa have said that 11 trains will be set aside to transport soccer fans to the opening matches of the Chan tournament in Cape Town.

Over 600 road deaths since 1 December - Peters

2013-12-20 22:39
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Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says more than 600 lives have been lost in over 600 road accidents in December.

Prasa plans R7bn rail signal upgrade

2013-12-04 13:32

Prasa CEO Lucky Montana says the rail signal systems on Johannesburg and Pretoria passenger networks will be upgraded at a cost of R7bn over the next three years.

Prasa employee suspended on bribery charge

2013-11-11 13:56

An area manager accused of soliciting a bribe from a service provider has been suspended, says the Passenger Rail Agency of SA.

Prasa to lease excess fibre optic capacity

2013-10-30 13:45

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa says it is looking to lease out excess fibre optic capacity from its 900km network to interested telecoms companies.

SA's trains, railways set for R123bn upgrade

2013-10-14 22:38

The Passenger Railway Agency of SA has signed the first phase of a projected R123bn contract aimed at upgrading the country's railways and trains.

Prasa hit by irregular spending - report

2013-10-06 12:13

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA has lost millions of rands to irregular and wasteful expenditure, according to a newspaper report.

Fedusa questions Prasa deal

2013-08-02 20:01

The trade union federation questions the Passenger Rail Agency of SA's sourcing methods.

Prasa seeking another R11bn

2013-07-30 18:30

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA is confident that the National Treasury will fork out an additional R11bn to buy new train coaches, says CEO Lucky Montana.

Prasa splashes out R3m on New Age

2013-05-29 13:14

While commuters will be paying more for their fares, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA has forked out over R3m on a subscription deal with The New Age newspaper.

Legal action against Prasa dropped

2013-05-20 09:19

The Dudula Rail consortium has withdrawn its legal action against the Passenger Rail Agency of SA over a tender, according to a report.

Rail service tops Fedusa's agenda

2013-04-05 16:04

Problems at long-distance passenger rail service Shosholoza Meyl has topped the agenda when trade union federation Fedusa met Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in Pretoria.

Satawu leaders under attack

2013-03-14 21:32

The lives of the SA Transport Workers Union leaders were under threat, the union says.

Metrorail offers R50k to catch arsonists

2013-03-06 12:25

Metrorail has offered a R50 000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of the people who torch its trains.

More money for Sanral and Prasa

2013-02-27 15:15

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has given more funding for embattled transport agencies Prasa and Sanral to upgrade train services and national roads.

Union: Train driver was on final warning

2013-02-02 09:49

The driver of the train that rammed into the back of another stationary train had a 12-month final written warning for violating safety standards, the NTM has claimed.

Copper theft rises in December

2013-02-01 17:12

Copper worth R12.4m million was stolen in December last year, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Public transport is not free, says MEC

2013-01-24 12:48

SA needs to develop a culture of consumer discipline because there is a culture of not wanting to pay for train services‚ says Western Cape MEC for transport.

Two seen after train driver's murder

2012-12-27 20:18

Two men were spotted crossing a railway line in Pretoria shortly after a train driver was murdered in his locomotive, police have said.

French firm clinches R51bn SA train deal

2012-12-05 16:00
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In one of the biggest government deals ever, rail agency Prasa has awarded a R51bn contract to France's Alstom to build 3 600 new passenger trains.

Rail boss decries destructive 'culture'

2012-10-12 22:11

Prasa's CEO has condemned the torching of two trains by rowdy commuters upset at delays, saying "let's be honest, this is a culture issue", but insisting that the venting cannot be tolerated.

 
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