Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says efforts will be further intensified to repair and recover 10 of the country’s most important commuter rail corridors.
He says work would include the fixing and replacement of overhead cabling, signaling infrastructure, and electricity sub-stations.
Mbalula says train stations along these corridors will also be repaired and better maintained.
The Minister says the majority of these train services fell into disrepair when the initial level 5 lockdown was implemented in March of 2020.
Security at PRASA train stations will also see a major boost over the next few months to help protect rail infrastructure.
Mbalula says it would serve no purpose to spend millions of Rand to repair infrastructure, just to again have train stations burgled and vandalized.
He says security personnel will consist of PRASA employees and staff employed by private security companies.
Watch his full briefing here.
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3rd Stop: Grosvenor Station, Minister Mbalula & PRASA reports on PRASA's recovery and actions taken to fight corruption & maladministration. https://t.co/tJ3JOX4OIl
— FIKILE MBALULA | MR FIX (@MbalulaFikile) July 20, 2022