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RAILWAY SAFETY
IS A TEAM EFFORT

Railway safety is our business. To keep our rail network as safe as possible, we all need to work together.
Please report all rail safety issues and concerns to us so that we can do our job of making trains safer for everyone.

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THE BACKBONE 
OF OUR ECONOMY

Each day, millions of passengers criss-cross our country over thousands of kilometres of track. We rely on trains to get to work and to return home; to discover new towns or revisit old favourites.
Trains move freight from ports to cities, and goods from cities to ports.

The RSR is the official body that oversees the safety of our country’s huge and complex railway network.

RAILWAY 
NETWORK STATS

Every year, trains across South Africa take journeys totalling more than 20 million kilometres. That’s like travelling to the moon and back 26 times.

22000

KM OF TRAIN TRACK

598

TRAIN STATIONS

200

MILLION PASSENGERS A YEAR

146

BILLION TONS OF FREIGHT ANNUALLY

255

REGISTERED RAIL OPERATORS

NEWS & INFORMATION

Keep up-to-date with the latest rail safety news, events, reports and resources.

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RAIL SAFETY INCIDENTS

To report a rail safety incident please call 0800 444 888
(Calls are free from landlines. Cellular providers may charge a fee.)

You can also contact us via email