PRASA granted commercial licenses to run the new trains on Western Cape’s Southern line & Saulsville line in Tshwane
Good news for Cape Town commuters who use the Southern Line rail service to travel. PRASA has been granted a Commercial License by the Railway Safety Regulator to run the People’s Train (New blue electrical trains) on the Southern Line.
In Gauteng, the Railway Regulator has granted PRASA a Commercial License to operate a commercial service with the new trains on the Saulsville line.
The decision by the RSR comes as PRASA ramps up efforts to bring more rail corridors back to operations across the country.
The Metrorail Western Cape has been running the off-peak operations of the new electric trains on the Southern Line since November last year, while running the yellow grey trains during peak time.
What the Regulator's decision means is that the new trains can now run on both peak and off-peak hours.
The People’s Train is part of PRASA’s modernization program that will bring state-ofthe-
art rail service to the South Africans. It is part of our brand promise to deliver
modern, faster, reliable, and cost-efficient train services.
PRASA is committed to the safety of employees, passengers, communities. PRASA
also endeavors to protect its assets.
The commercial licenses are key milestones in PRASA’s work to recover the corridors that were left decimated across the country due to theft, vandalism and the COVID-19.
Source: Government of South Africa