ARTICLES RELATING TO TRANSPORT

Utopia or nightmare? The answer lies in how we embrace self-driving, electric and shared vehicles

2018-02-18 13:00

Emerging transport disruptions could lead to a series of nightmare scenarios and poorer transport systems unless we have sensible and informed public policy to avoid this.

Union threatens to strike after ticket officer stabbed in head by irate train commuters

2018-02-07 21:53

While Cape Town's central train line remains closed due to vandalism, the United National Transport Union has warned that it would withdraw the services of its members after four ticket officers were attacked on the city's northern line.

Montana’s appearance at #EskomInquiry opens debate for Transport Inquiry

2018-01-30 19:00

Former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana’s testimony at the Eskom Inquiry has opened up the debate about whether the portfolio committee on transport should hold its own inquiry.

Reduction in road fatalities encouraging - AA

2018-01-23 13:32

'The reduction in road fatalities over the 2017/2018 festive period is encouraging and points to the success of certain road safety interventions across the country,' says the AA.

Father's agony over death of daughter, grandchildren in Kroonstad train crash

2018-01-21 05:46

One father could not face the horror of trying to identify his daughter and grandchildren from the remains of those killed in SA’s latest train crash.

LISTEN: 'We are going to burn you,' angry commuters tell Metrorail train driver

2018-01-19 08:37

The dramatic ordeal of an injured train driver at Cleveland, Johannesburg, captured in a recording and shared at a rail summit in Cape Town, depicts the state of panic he found himself in as he sought help.

Vandalism derails planned reintroduction of Metrorail Central line service

2018-01-18 07:31

The planned reintroduction of the train service on the Central line in Cape Town has been postponed due to a train derailment, Metrorail has announced.

Safety concerns keeps Cape Town train line closed

2018-01-16 21:42

Metrorail's Cape Town central line is still closed as train drivers stood their ground and refused to work, leaving passengers stranded, following the killing of a security guard in Khayelitsha.

Mind the gap: commuters in for a long wait

2018-01-14 06:03

South Africans will still have to wait a while for a ride on one of Prasa’s 600 new railway carriages, acquired at a cost of R59bn, because the trains are too tall for the existing infrastructure.

Railway Safety Regulator lifts ban issued to Prasa using manual authorisation

2018-01-13 23:14

The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) has lifted its ban issued to Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) using manual authorisation for train operations, subject to certain conditions, with immediate effect, the regulator announced.

 

Thousands of train commuters still stranded in Cape Town

2018-02-08 05:18

Tens of thousands of commuters who use Cape Town's central line are still waiting for Metrorail to say when the train service, suspended since January 8, will be restored.

5 Prasa bombshells Lucky Montana dropped at #EskomInquiry

2018-01-31 17:45

Former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana’s testimony at the Eskom Inquiry has opened up the debate about whether the portfolio committee on transport should hold its own inquiry.

The aftermath of the PMB taxi strike

2018-01-29 10:16

The uMgungundlovu Regional Taxi Council leadership has warned criminals and politicians to stop trying to hijacking the taxi operators’ strike.

Metrorail train derails in Benoni

2018-01-23 13:18

Another train has derailed outside Benoni Station in Gauteng, according to Metrorail spokesperson Lilian Mofokeng.

Blocked funds increasing problem for airlines in Africa - Iata

2018-01-19 17:29

In nine African countries international carriers are unable to repatriate foreign currency earnings, while locally-based airlines experience difficulties too.

UniteBehind protesters assaulted by Prasa security - Zackie Achmat

2018-01-18 12:31

UniteBehind activists say they have been assaulted by Prasa security guards and men in plain clothes during a protest at the Cape Town railway station.

SAA competitors could benefit from shift of flights to Mango - expert

2018-01-18 07:00

SAA's decision to shift a number of its flights to low-cost subsidiary Mango, could benefit the state-owned airline's competitors, says an aviation expert.

Unruly passengers on planes still a challenge - report

2018-01-14 22:00

Between 2007 and 2016 more than 58 000 incidents involving unruly passengers were reported to Iata, an analysis by the industry body shows.

Prasa trains in a state

2018-01-14 00:00

Cromet Molepo, the acting group chief executive of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), allegedly disregarded advice from the Treasury and hired locomotives from a private company over the festive season.

'It has become a warzone': Train drivers refuse to work on Cape Flats central line

2018-01-13 07:00

Train drivers will not work on Metrorail's central line through the Cape Flats until commuter and staff safety is guaranteed, says the United National Transport Union.

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