Cape Town chosen to lead South African rail devolution

Transport Minister begins the transfer of control for Metrorail to City

14 FEBRUARY 2012 

The City of Cape Town has welcomed the announcement that Transport Minister S’bu Ndebele intends transferring control over Metrorail’s passenger rail services, from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to the City.

It forms part of the City’s plans to create an integrated public transport system comprising passenger rail, bus rapid transit (MyCiTi), scheduled bus services, mini-bus taxis and non-motorised transport.

“We have been engaging with the National and Provincial Ministers on the matter for several months,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Councillor Brett Herron.

Read the full media release at the City of Cape Town website

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