Inter-city: new daily train service planned

2009-07-27 00:00

A DAILY train service for workers who commute between Pietermaritzburg and Durban is on the cards for early next year, KZN MEC for Transport Bheki Cele announced in his budget speech on Friday.

Cele said discussions on the project between his department and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) are at an advanced stage.

He said the talks include the safety of park-and-ride areas including overnight safety.

Cele said the service was due to be launched in December 2009, but because this is the holiday period when most workers are on leave, the date is being reviewed.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.