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Deputy Minister of Transport and RSR Board to attend rolling stock inspection at PRASA maintenance depot in Pretoria

Members of the media are hereby invited to join the Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Dikeledi Magadzi and the Board of Directors of the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) at a Rolling Stock Inspection at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)  Wolmerton Maintenance Depot in Pretoria North, Gauteng.

The purpose of the inspection is to assess the condition of rolling stock against predetermined train predeparture criteria to make informed decisions on whether the rolling stock is roadworthy, to investigate the robustness and efficiency of the procedures as applied by the operator for certifying their trains as ready for service and to verify adherence of personnel to set standards and procedures when performing these ready for service inspections.

Details of the inspection are as follows:

DATE:               Wednesday, 9 June 2021

TIME:                09:30 – 12:00

VENUE:            Wolmerton Depot

All media houses are invited to attend and are requested to RSVP by contacting Celine Morolong (RSR) on 067 946 1003 or celine.morolong@rsr.flywheelsites.com  and Tshegofatso Maake (DoT) on 063 281 9453  or maaket@dot.go.za by no later than 7 June at 12:00.  Kindly note that confirmation of attendance is required in order to gain access to the facility. Attendance will be managed in line with the relevant COVID-19 protocols.

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