PRASA Plans to Build New Rail Lines

PRASA Plans to Build New Rail Lines
September 20, 2009 9:03 am

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is planning to build a new rail line from the town of Motherwell to the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), the transport minister has announced.

Prasa has already developed the initial plan with Coega Development Corporation and the municipality. The commuter rail line would run via the existing Transnet freight rail corridor.

The first phase of the project consists of a 7.5km rail extension into Motherwell. A further 10km extension to finish a full loop through Motherwell will form the second phase of the project and the third phase consists of a spur link from Motherwell into Coega.
Planning for the first stage has been finished and work on the design is expected to begin once the funding for the project is secured. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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