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INTRODUCTION TO PRASA Market Engagement Rolling Stock Fleet Renewal Program 5 April 2011 PRASA GCEO – T L MONTANA. INTRODUCTION. PRASA launched 24 months ago in March 2009 PRASA established to be a leading provider of Integrated Public Transport Solutions. LEGISLATIVE MANDATE OF PRASA.
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PRASA launched 24 months ago in March 2009
PRASA established to be a leading provider of Integrated Public Transport Solutions
The Primary object of PRASA according to the Legal Succession Act is to:
The Secondary object of PRASA is to:
In addition PRASA shall have due regard to key Government
Responsibilities of PRASA:
To effectively develop and manage rail & related transport infrastructure and to provide efficient rail and road based passenger transport services within, to and from urban and rural areas
To be the number 1 public transport operator in key corridors by 2015.
Passenger journeys 600 – 650 m per annum
Daily passenger journeys 2.4m
Average traveling distance 26km
Train Km 24 000 000 per annum
PassKm 15 524 822 327 per annum
Trains scheduled 57 000 per annum
Market share 15% (10% main mode)
Employees 10 000 (PRASA 13 000)
Dangerous gaps between platforms and trains.
Defect step = 650mm. A standard step in a building is 170mm. The standard step for commuter trains should be 190 mm - 230 mm.
MODERNISATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE
Biggest challenge for PRASA in capital investment is to obtain the correct balance between sustaining the current system, whilst at the same time starting to build new capacity to meet future demands as well as modernising the system through migration to more contemporary technologies.
August 2010:– Board review the performance of the Business and approve a new strategy:
“Shift focus from Stabilisation of Commuter Rail Services to delivery of High-Quality Passenger Services”
Key Interventions of the New Strategy :
Modernization of Technology:
Acquisition of a New, Modern Rolling Stock Fleet
National Signalling Upgrade Programme
Modern Operating Systems: Traffic Control Systems
Capacity Enhancement Programmes
Light-Rail and High-Speed Rail
In delivering the overall strategy set out above, PRASA will:
Contribute to Jobs Creation
Improve and Develop Critical Skills
Contribute to the overall mandate of BBBEE