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FIKILE MBALULA TAKES TRAIN RIDE FROM PIENAARSPOORT TO BOSMAN.

During the official launch of the 2022 OTM campaign, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula showcased the revitalisation, resumption and successes of the Rail Corridor Recovery Programme that was instituted by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) in April 2021. PRASA executed the programme with the intention to recover train services and corridors following vandalism on rail passages such as Pretoria and Pienaarspoort, Pretoria to Kaalfontein, Leralla to Johannesburg, and Naledi to Johannesburg.

The Pretoria to Pienaarspoort line alone has undergone major reconstruction with the introduction of advanced signalling technology, modernized high-speed circuit breakers, and the use of aluminium wires to counter copper theft.

On Monday morning Acting PRASA CEO with Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula took a train ride from Pienaarsport Station to Bosman StationThe National Department of Transport will put rail at the centre stage during this year’s October Transport Month (OTM) campaign launch.

“We are very excited to get Pienaarspoort going. We are hard at work” Said Mbalula. A train ride cost only R8,50 from Mamelodi to Pretoria

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