The contract included

• migration of blockworking from coaxial copper cable to optic fibre cable and installing CS90 remote control to replace the old S1 remote control system on the entire section from Union to Cedara, and

• installation of 35U axle-counters and fail-safe data transceiver (FSDT) equipment.

Transnet also decided during the course of the contract to modify the traffic control centres at Union, Standerton, Vooruitsig, Danskraal and Newcastle, involving coupling the CS90 system to these centres, followed by testing and commissioning.