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South Africa HSR growth considered

Engineering News keeps track of the development of transportation on the African continent. Here is the latest talk in South Africa, where a Durban to Johannesburg HSR link is already starting to be developed.

SA urged to ‘seriously consider’ cross-country high-speed rail routes


Building high-speed railways between Johannesburg, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest economy, and other major South African cities, was again mooted as a viable solution to some of the country’s transport problems.

Ian Thoms
, an international expert in mass transit systems, suggested on Wednesday that the South African government should “seriously consider” integrating high-speed railways into its transport plans.

Speaking at the annual general meeting of IST South Africa, in Pretoria, he highlighted the links between Johannesburg and Durban, and Johannesburg and Cape Town, as the routes likely to attract such rail links, should they be proven feasible to build and operate.


Filed under: International High Speed Rail

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