Rail devolution only solution for struggling commuters
23 June 2022
In a presentation before the National Council of Provinces, the Passenger Rail Company of South Africa (PRASA) essentially confirmed the collapse of the passenger rail system and why the DA’s call for the devolution of rail networks from PRASA should now be prioritised as a matter of urgency.
PRASA is operating in crisis mode because:
Metrorail paying passengers has decreased from 646 million in 2008/09 to 147 million 2019/20;
Only 45% of Prasa's 40 Passenger rail corridors are functional; and