Prasa terminates employment of former company secretary

2019-05-22 19:07

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has terminated the employment contract of its former company secretary - currently the general manager responsible for risk management.

Rare success story: Zimbabwe's only commuter train is packed

2019-02-10 13:52

Chugging through townships, maize fields and scrubland as the sun rises, Zimbabwe's only commuter train is cheap and reliable -- two qualities that its passengers cherish in a downwards-spiralling economy.

Futuregrowth says it didn't tell Transnet to remove CEO Gama

2018-08-21 07:51

Futuregrowth Asset Management said it didn’t tell Transnet to remove CEO Siyabonga Gama after the state entity said auditors couldn’t give its 2018 financial results a clean bill of health.

SA freight rail operations can benefit from regenerative braking system

2017-09-13 19:48

By using a regenerative braking system, cost savings of between 15% and 25% could be achieved in freight rail in SA, says a Transnet engineer.

Equal distribution of benefits needed - WEF expert

2017-09-05 14:24

For the Fourth Industrial Revolution to be successful, benefits will have to be distributed equally, says Dr Cheryl Martin, head of the Centre for Global Industries at the WEF.

Belgium, France, Netherlands to introduce rail ID checks

2017-01-27 22:06

Belgium has sealed an agreement with France and the Netherlands to draw up passenger lists and introduce passport checks on Thalys and Eurostar international rail services

Volume of goods transported increases

2016-10-24 13:52

The volume of goods transported has increased by 8.9% in August 2016 compared with August 2015, says Statistics SA.

EOH snaps up R300m rail company

2015-10-19 16:18

Local technology company EOH has acquired a firm that specialises in building operational nerve centres for the rail industry.

German rail passengers face more chaos

2015-05-20 18:12

German rail travel was paralysed by an open-ended strike, as the government prepares a law to stop unions from bringing entire sectors to a standstill.

China surprised at Mexico's scrapping of deal

2014-11-09 13:30

China has expressed surprise on at Mexico's decision to revoke a $3.75bn high-speed rail contract from a China-led consortium.

 

Transnet appoints new acting CEO

2019-05-02 08:42

Transnet has said it will not renew the six-month contract of acting CEO Tau Morwe, and will appoint a new acting CEO instead.

Ramaphosa: African Union wants SA to manufacture trains for the continent

2018-11-06 16:22

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for all stakeholders, including opposition parties, to bring forward ideas for developing an integrated transport system.

Canadian start-up seeks testing ground for hyperloop train

2018-08-10 15:33

A Canadian company hopes to build what it bills as the future of public transportation, testing the development of super-fast "hyperloop" trains.

Rail requires smart innovation - Transnet CEO

2017-09-06 15:19

Sustaining rail operations requires smart innovations regarding operational efficiencies and cost effectiveness, says Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama.

Rail key to driving Southern African trade - Maersk

2017-08-28 19:36

Railway infrastructure development is important for improving trade across the Southern Africa hinterland territories of Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia, says a Maersk expert.

'I won’t lose sleep over Futuregrowth' – Transnet CEO

2016-11-07 17:47

Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama says Futuregrowth’s decision to freeze lending to state-owned enterprises is unfair.

How to build Africa’s railroads to the future

2016-06-28 14:47

An integrated rail network system can cut the cost of doing business on the continent and link Africa’s distribution hubs with production centres, thereby improving economic growth and competitiveness.

Prasa's official statement on CEO dismissal

2015-07-16 15:39

Below is the official press statement by the Board of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), in which they announced the dismissal of CEO Lucky Montana.

German rail strike costs more than €100m

2014-11-09 16:30

A strike by Germany's train drivers will cost German rail operator Deutsche Bahn more than €100m, its chief executive tells a German newspaper.

German court rejects rail operator's case

2014-11-07 12:55

A German court has dismissed an attempt by rail operator Deutsche Bahn to stop a nationwide strike through an injunction by the GDL train drivers' union.

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