JG Afrika was appointed by Thales-Maziya Consortium to undertake the preliminary and detailed design of track configuration improvements in the complex and critical zones of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) system in the Western Cape.
These include Cape Town, Salt River (East and West), Kensington, Bellville (East and West), Eerste River, Belhar, Hazendal, Langa (East and West), Nyanga and Mandalay stations, or junctions.
The work scope included survey specifications; arranging and management of surveys and development of design templates, in addition to undertaking preliminary designs, detail designs and design reports for each station.
It also encompassed attendant works, in terms of formation, formation drainage and other interdisciplinary interdependencies, including the overhead traction equipment, signalling positioning and method. This is in addition to civil works to minimise the impact on station platforms, as well as for platform profiling, subway alterations and structural assessments of structures.
This project is part of PRASA’s focus on modernising its rail signalling, communications and train management systems throughout the country. Also being driven by MetroRail as the operator of the commuter train service, the project will improve operational flexibility, corridor capacity and reliability. This is in addition to preparing the network for the introduction of next-generation commuter trains from 2015.
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