The first five trains out of a planned fleet of 600 six-car EMUs has been completed by the Gibela consortium for operation on South African commuter networks as production begins to shift to a new domestic facility. Paul Ash explains how this massive project is progressing.
With new locomotives and EMUs set to revitalise its dilapidated fleet, Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is starting to overcome decades of underinvestment. Yet more is required to meet the needs of a growing and increasingly urban population, as group CEO Lucky Montana reveals in an exclusive interview with Paul Ash.
Nearly half a century after the first metro line opened in the US capital, the system is under increasing pressure to cope with the demands of a growing city. Keith Barrow reports from Washington, DC on how the city's transport authority is seeking to overcome years of underinvestment and build a foundation for future expansion.