South African Cabinet Approved New Railway Projects

South African Cabinet Approved New Railway Projects
March 10, 2008 10:31 pm

A $1.1bn rail and road-link project has been given the go ahead by the South African Cabinet.

The Moloto rail corridor development initiative will link the country’s economic hub, Gauteng province, around Johannesburg with the north-eastern province of Mpumalanga near the popular Kruger National Park.
The rail line is expected to join Gauteng, KwaNdebele and Sekhukhune with road feeder services to the line.
Government communications head Themba Maseko says the project is part of a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure improvement programme being carried out across South Africa as part of the lead up to the 2010 football World Cup.
The project intends to cut journey times and improve road safety – Moloto Road had previously been dubbed ‘the road of death’ due to the large number of commuters killed on their way to work. 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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