South Africa launches new long-haul locomotive

first_img2 December 2014The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has unveiled the high-powered Afro 4000-series diesel locomotive, which it says will improve the efficiency of passenger rail services in South Africa.Mosenngwa Mofi, the chief executive of Prasa Rail, said at the launch at Cape Town station on Monday that the introduction of the new locomotive was “a realisation of a dream – a dream that will change the travelling experience of all South Africans”.The new high-powered locomotive marked a turning point in the State-owned entity’s ambitious plans to modernise and rehabilitate South Africa’s railway network, which has suffered from ageing infrastructure and rolling stock and delays.According to a report in Business Day, the new locomotives were designed in Spain by rail industry manufacturer Vossloh according to Prasa specifications to suit local conditions and come fitted with the latest technology.UpgradeThe upgrade project was outsourced by Prasa to Swifambo Rail Leasing, a local company who, in turn, awarded the contract to Vossloh to supply 70 new high-tech locomotives at a cost of R3.5-billion. Fifty of these will be Euro Dual electro-diesel and 20 are Euro 4000 diesel locomotives.“The critical factor is to improve the journey experience and encourage more long- distance travel,” Mofi said. “This can only be achieved by providing reliable, efficient locomotives to haul these trains, thus minimising en-route delays.”Mofi said Prasa would also acquire other new, modern trains over the next 10 years as part of a R51-billion contract with the Gibela Rail Consortium.The Spanish locomotives will be tested for three months, and would start operating officially in March 2015.Long distanceThe new locomotives will be used primarily to serve the long-distance market, with 10 of the 70 locomotives allocated to the Eastern Cape region.The trains will run along six long-distance corridors, including the Johannesburg to Cape Town route. This will be increased to 10 corridors as soon as Prasa received the new stock during the first half of 2015.The locomotives have a display unit with various management systems that will allow the driver to detect and reset any faults. They are the first in the country to have two driving cabs – allowing the train to travel in both directions without turning.The trains have automatic doors and open gangways that would allow for visibility throughout the train.SAinfo reporter and SAnews.govlast_img read more

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CWC 2018 Easy day for teams in the Emirates

first_imgAfter three matches already played in the FIFA Club World Cup, teams took rest just before the start of the SemifinalsThree out of eight matches have already been played in the 2018 edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, and teams took it easy this Sunday.Only three of the six clubs still in the competition took a time to train, a couple days before the start of the Semifinals: Argentina’s River Plate, Emirati side Al Ain and Japanese club Kashima Antlers.Club Deportivo Guadalajara and Esperánce de Tunis took some time off, with the Mexican players going to Dubai to visit the main attractions at the city,Meanwhile, Real Madrid is the first team to arrive in Abu Dhabi, the city that will host one Semifinal, the Third Place Match, and the Final game.River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).The tournament will continue this Tuesday, December 18th, when Esperánce and Guadalajara battle for Fifth Place, while River Plate will play its first match against local club Al Ain.Both games are set to be played at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.#CWC18: You can follow all our coverage of the FIFA Club World Cup in our different social media. @ClubWorldCups pic.twitter.com/0BmSDpo0kQ— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 15, 2018last_img read more