oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Evaluating mechanised track maintenance machinery in terms of procurement principles for high traffic density lines : railway and harbour engineering

Volume 20, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The Transnet Infrastructure Plan (TIP) 2011 forecast a growth in the national total freight (all forms of transport) from the current 750 mtpa (million tons per annum) to around 1 800 mtpa in 2040. In the Rail Development Plan section of the TIP, Transnet is preparing for this by putting in place strategies to move those commodities that are currently transported by road, but that are more suitable for rail, back onto rail. This will result in an increase in traffic beyond the current rail infrastructure traffic limit. The Transnet capital programme therefore relies on optimising the lines. In this regard efficient track maintenance will undoubtedly make a huge contribution.

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