Joburg-Musina high-speed train ‘on the cards’ to reduce road deaths

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A high-speed train like this one could soon be operating between Johannesburg and Messina, Limpopo roads and community safety MEC Namane Masemola says

A high-speed train between Johannesburg and Musina aimed at reducing the escalating road carnage on the notorious N1 between Gauteng and Limpopo is on the cards, Limpopo roads and community safety MEC Namane Masemola said yesterday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the initiative during his State of the Nation address a fortnight ago as an alternative mode of transport between SA and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.Masemola said meetings between the department of transport, Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and Transnet had been planned.

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