DStv Channel 403 Friday, 19 April 2024

Leralla to Germiston rail line restored

JOHANNESBURG - Prasa is on a one-way track to get the rail network rolling again.

Eighteen corridors around the country are now chugging back to life.

The latest to start moving people is the Leralla to Germiston line.

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Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga hopes to catch the express train to full recovery.

The rail network was shunted by years of vandalism, theft, mismanagement and corruption.

"The rebuilding programme not only focuses on rebuilding the passenger rail infrastructure but also modernising the rail service with the rollout of the new trains known as ‘istimelasabantu’", the minister said.

"An amount of R20.1-billion has been spent in recovering the rail infrastructure in Gauteng to date."

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