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PRASA - Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is a South African state-owned enterprise responsible for most passenger rail services in the country.
Shosholoza Meyl operates long distance routes covering the major metros in the country: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London.
MetroRail (South Africa)
Metrorail’s core business is to provide a rail service that meets the country’s needs for affordable public transport. Our role is to move our customers safely to their destinations on our 280 trains which operate throughout the main centres in South Africa on a network of 471 stations. We operate in Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Wits (greater Johannesburg) and Tshwane.
Rovos Rail has two trains of twenty painstakingly restored coaches, half of which date back to the twenties and thirties are operated. Each train can accommodate up to 72 passengers. In a series of journeys lasting from 24 hours to a fortnight, the Pride of Africa links some of Africa's greatest destinations from Cape Town at the tip of Africa to Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania, from scenic splendours as diverse as the game reserves of Mpumalanga to the Victoria Falls, from the desert landscapes of Namibia and the stark beauty of the Karoo to the lush canefields of KwaZulu-Natal and the magnificent Garden Route along the Ca pe South Coast. The new headquarters and the heart of this superb private railway company is the historic and newly built Capital park Station and Locomotive yard which is situated on the outskirts of Pretoria.
The Blue Train travels an approximately 1,600-kilometre (990 mi) journey in South Africa between Pretoria and Cape Town. It is one of the most luxurious train journeys in the world. It boasts butler service, two lounge cars (smoking and non-smoking), an observation car, and carriages with gold-tinted picture windows, in soundproofed, fully carpeted compartments, each featuring its own en-suite (many of which are equipped with a full-sized bathtub). The service is promoted as a "magnificent moving five-star hotel" by its operators, who note that kings and presidents have travelled on it.
Transnet Freight Rail (South Africa)
Transnet Freight Rail is the largest Operating Division of Transnet. The division's primary business is to provide rail transport of commodities for the export, regional and domestic markets.
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