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Revolutionising rail in South Africa

10 May 2017  •  Author(s): The Department of Transport South Africa

The South African Government – through its National Department of Transport – has initiated an ambitious programme to modernise the country’s aged passenger railway system. This journey of investment and modernisation is well underway and the fruits are now visible. This article for European Railway Review explains the progress that has been made to date. 

Revolutionising rail in South Africa

Stabilising an old railway system

South Africa’s railway system is over 100 years old and has suffered from severe under-investment over the course of four decades during the Apartheid years, due to South Africa’s isolation from the international community.

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