The project will be implemented by the Bombardier Africa Alliance, which includes ERB Technologies, Basil Read, Bakara Engineering, R&H Railway Consultants, SIMS, and Tractionel. Bombardier's share of the contract is worth around Rand 318m.
The contract, Bombardier's first major signalling deal with Prasa, covers 42 stations and 120km of double track and includes the supply, installation, and commissioning of Bombardier's Interflo 200 technology with Ebi Lock 950 computer-based interlocking and Ebi Screen 900 local central traffic control (CTC). Fibre-optic cabling and voice radio are also being installed as part of the project.
Resignalling will be completed in 2017, coinciding with the introduction of Prasa's new emu fleet, and will allow the network to carry around 700,000 passengers per day, with minimum headways reduced to 2.5 minutes.