ARTICLES RELATING TO TRAINS

Prasa presents R1.4bn ‘mega project’ to get Cape Town’s central line back on track

2020-02-06 21:46

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 has said.

Mbalula lays into Western Cape Judge President following Prasa ruling: 'Does he know how to run trains'?

2019-11-28 21:29

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe following his ruling against Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) earlier this month.

Teen's body found next to train tracks in Cape Town

2019-08-27 16:08

The body of a 16-year-old pupil has been discovered next to train tracks between the Hazendal and Pinelands railway stations in Cape Town.

Ramaphosa must deploy soldiers to ensure our safety – Prasa workers

2019-07-26 10:13

Unionised workers at Prasa have embarked on a nationwide strike calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take steps to ensure a safer working environment and a safe and reliable train service for commuters.

Basics before bullet trains - Winde on bid to take over Western Cape trains

2019-07-18 17:31

The Western Cape government intends taking over the province's rail network from national government and to license private operators to get systems running reliably instead of focusing on "bullet trains", Premier Alan Winde says.

Why we need a 'thuma mina' trains signalling project team to fix deadly railway network failures

2019-06-16 10:00

For thuma mina to be taken seriously, it has to be broken into to manageable thuma mina projects with clear objectives, responsibilities, timelines and budgets, and managed by competent people, writes Phumlani Moholi.

Dear Mr President, now that you've experienced a train delay, let's get a few things straight

2019-03-20 05:00

On Monday, you found yourself stuck for hours on a train to nowhere. You seemed surprised, but surely this cannot be possible. You cannot act like you don't know that commuters are in mortal peril.

Metrorail trains across SA at risk of coming to a stand still

2019-01-24 19:31

The Railway Safety Regulator is considering suspending the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's safety permit again, following the fatal train collision in Mountainview, Pretoria that left four people dead and 620 injured.

Firefighters quell fresh blaze at Cape Town train station

2018-10-09 12:34

Firefighters have arrived at Cape Town train station to battle yet another train-related blaze after thick, black smoke permeated the air above the station.

 

Greta Thunberg's refusal to take any flights since 2015 has spawned a whole 'train-bragging' movement, and it's ushered in a new era for luxury travellers around the world

2019-12-24 09:45

Inspired by Greta Thunberg's eco-conscious travel, the Swedish terms for "flight-shaming" and "train-bragging" have become 2019's new buzzwords.

What first class looks like on 12 trains from around the world

2019-10-13 15:29

From spacious cabins to sparkling dining rooms and reclining seats, here's what top-notch travel looks like on trains around the world.

PICS: Arson suspected after fire destroys train coach, carriage in Somerset West

2019-08-08 20:48

A case of arson is being investigated after a train caught alight in Somerset West on Thursday afternoon, Western Cape police said.

Disused wooden train carriages catch fire in Cape Town

2019-07-21 22:49

Several disused wooden train carraiges at the Shunting yard in Woodstock, Cape Town, caught fire on Sunday evening, the City's fire and rescue service has said.

Cape Town train fire damages two coaches

2019-07-08 22:02

This is the latest in a string of train fires that are severely hampering Metrorail's services in the Western Cape.

'Hero' tackles robber on Cape Town train, marches him to cop shop

2019-06-12 06:49

When Lorenzo Anthony saw a commuter pinned against the train door by armed robbers, he felt he had to help him out of a difficult spot. The men managed to confiscate the gun from one robber and marched him to the police station.

Hopeful, but realistic: A Cape Town train commuter's plea

2019-04-11 08:01

Unveiling a shiny, new train that will be introduced in the future is like putting a plaster over an open wound that needs surgery, writes Aaqeelah Floris.

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.

Prasa welcomes revoking of suspension, pledges safety compliance

2018-10-14 22:43

Prasa has said that it welcomed the revoking of a safety permit suspension notice which had been issued previously by the Railway Safety Regulator.

Train attacks: Prasa to brief Parliament on its strategy

2018-10-09 05:22

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is expected to brief Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport on its strategy for dealing with attacks on its trains.

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