Railway engineer and analyst Dr Willem Sprong says the rail network can still be saved, but only just.
With only three months left on their contracts, the Passenger Rail Agency SA’s (Prasa) board still has time and money to fix the failing agency.
This is according to railway engineer and analyst Dr Willem Sprong, who is technical director for railway engineering at Gibb Engineering.
Sprong has over 20 years’ experience in the industry.
It’s not a secret that Prasa and, in fact, the national rail system are in serious trouble.
Transport Minister Blade Nzimande appointed an interim board last year with a one-year mandate to change “the state of paralysis” at the rail agency.
Since their appointment, a number of accidents have led to deaths and injuries.
Headlines have been littered with sad news as the agency stumbles from one crisis to the next, with system failures common and passengers deserting rail trans