IN preparation for the opening of the new manganese export terminal at the Port of Ngqura, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has carried out a series of tests on the Hotazel to Port Elizabeth line evaluating the performance of 208-wagon trains with distributed traction.
IN a significant boost for South Africa's rolling stock production capability, Transnet Rail Engineering (TRE) is planning to build a new factory to assemble commuter trains for Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).
TRANSNET, South Africa, revealed impressive results for the 2011-12 financial year on July 10, and pledged that even in the worst economic scenario, it will proceed with the bulk of its Rand 300bn ($US 26bn) capital investment programme.
ELECTRO-MOTIVE Diesel (EMD) and plant, automotive and handling product distributor Barloworld have formed Electro-Motive Diesel Africa, a joint venture which will assemble diesel locomotives in South Africa for the wider southern African market.
TRANSNET CEO Mr Brian Molefe has warned the South African government of several risks that could hamper the group's Rand 300bn investment programme, which forms the core of the government's infrastructure development plan.