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  • Facilitate and coordinates the development of sustainable rail transport policies, rail economic and safety regulation, infrastructure development strategies and systems that reduces system costs and improves customer service.

  • This programme monitors, and oversees the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).  The focus is also on the implementation of integrated passenger rail services planned through the lowest competent sphere of government.

Rail Announcements

  • The Department of Transport has produced a Draft White Paper on the National Rail Policy which aims to guide developments in the rail sector. Comments on the Draft White Paper can be submitted by the 4th of August 2017  on the
Click here for Draft White Paper on National Rail Policy and click here Provincial consultation schedule for the Draft White Paper on National Rail Policy