The development of a high-speed rail link between Johannesburg and Durban could potentially remove between 1.9-million tons and 3.6-million tons a year of freight volumes off South Africa’s roads, a prefeasibility study (PFS) has found.
Speaking at the second South Africa-Japan Railway conference, in Midrand, on Monday, Japan International Consultants for Transportation technology headquarters senior manager Yoshimasa Sakon said that, by 2050, the current Johannesburg-Durban rail system would carry freight volumes of 600 000 t/y.
However, with the development of a R160-billion high-speed rail route, based on Japan’s Shinkansen rail, the volume could reach between 2.5-million and 4.2-million tons a year. Read More
3 December 2012
A R148 million road rehabilitation project is underway in Mpumalanga to reduce accidents along a coal haulage route between Delmas and Bronkhorstspruit.
The P95/2 Coal Haulage Road was officially handed over during a sod turning ceremony led by Mpumalanga Public Works, Roads and Transport MEC Dikeledi Mahlangu, Education MEC Reginah Mhaule and Victor Khanye Local Municipality mayor Eva Makhabane in Extension 9 near Delmas recently. Read More