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Prasa war room yields some progress a few months after its establishment

11 October 2019 4:51 PM
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The on-time performance for passenger trains has improved from 55% to 63%.

Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) group chief strategy officer Sipho Sithole says the agency is far from its goal to provide a 'dignified' and quality service to its passengers despite increasing the arrival times of commuter trains by 15%.

The on-time performance for passenger trains has improved from 55% to 63%.

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula launched the war room in August as means to deliver a safe and reliable service.

We are far from where we want to be. Our target is to be 85% by end of December and we are now around 63% which is quite an improvement from where we were on 12 August.

Sipho Sithole, Group chief strategy officer - Prasa

Vandalism continues to be a problem. Sithole there are plans in process to address this.

Vandalism is at the core of the work we are doing here in the war room because it has to do with the open nature of our rail network. Our rail network is not protected, there is no effective fencing that will make it impossible for anyone to just get in and out of the network.

Sipho Sithole, Group chief strategy officer - Prasa

One of the biggest programmes we are running now is what we call the corridor protection and security technology related rollout across all our corridors.

Sipho Sithole, Group chief strategy officer - Prasa

We are looking at having concrete slab of 4m high along all our corridors, having security detection and movement and cameras across the corridors and those are multi-billion investments.

Sipho Sithole, Group chief strategy officer - Prasa

Click on the link below to hear more from Sithole...


11 October 2019 4:51 PM
Tags:
PRASA
Trains
Commuter train services

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