The visit, according tot he ministry, is aimed at addressing railway infrastructure and technology that has reached the end of its design lifespan, as well as broaden access to socio-economic opportunities for citizens by improving train services.
“The Windemere Rail Network Control Centre will help to deal with poor levels of train reliability and predictability,” said the ministry. “The control centre will help to bring down the high cost of maintenance, contributing to an efficient transport system that is able to support the region’s economic activity.”
The Minister’s visit forms part of Transport Month activities, which is observed under the theme ‘Together we move South Africa Forward’.
During this month, the provision of a safe and more affordable, accessible and reliable transport system in the country is highlighted.