Train services to resume in KZN

Train services to resume in KZN

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) in KwaZulu-Natal says preparations are on track should train operations get underway on Wednesday as announced by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

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Trains are expected to run once more from the 1 July, but at limited capacity to avoid congestion, especially during peak hours. 

Provincial spokesperson, Zama Nomnganga says as safety preparations continue, they're doing all they can to ensure trains won't be COVID-19 traps. 

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He says when their services resume, not all corridors will be immediately open.

"We will be operating in the area 'A-corridor' that is KwaMashu and Umlazi. We will be running a limited service as per the Level 2 alert regulations. 

"Remember that we need to control the numbers at all times. That will be a limited service that we will be offering, for now, to make sure that we are running a safe service," says Nomnganga. 

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