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Agriculture and Bulk Liquids is one of six operating Business Units established by TFR in 2012. ABL BU consists of seven industrial sectors and a strategic portfolio called Africa Trade that deals with rail traffic moving between South Africa and its neighbouring countries.. read more
Container and Automotive The containerised freight market in South Africa can be divided into three categories:. read more

Mineral Mining and Chrome (MMC) business unit is one of six business units established in April 2012, in line with the growth and efficiency strategy of Transnet Freight Rail. read more

International business is a newly formed portfolio, introduced along with other six Business Units. Its mandate includes the following: read more

Steel and Cement (SAC) business unit aims to improve customer service and operational efficiency to grow and sustain rail market share in bulk flows of inbound and outbound products. read more

Coal focusses on the transportation of export and domestic coal by rail to various destinations. read more

Support Services in TFR comprises of a number of functional departments that underpins the core business of Transnet Freight Rail. Operations exists hand-in-hand with Support Services in ensuring that business objectives are achieved.

Transnet Freight Rail Conference Facilities: Transnet Freight Rail is now offering Conference and Event facilities at the Esselenpark Campus to host your special events. read more
TFR SPACE CAPACITY BOOK YOUR SLOT NOW TO QUALIFY FOR A SPECIAL OFFER Dear Valued Customer In an effort to optimise our traffic flows and in order to accommodate additional demands from our customers, we will on a regular basis publish spare capacity for the coming week. The spare capacity is linked to a specific route and you will find the service design below where you can book

Our seven year strategy

“By 2019 TFR will increase its Market share of container traffic from 79% to 92%”

In 2012, President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, President of South Africa announced in his State of the Nation Address that Transnet would invest more than R300 billion in infrastructure development to rejuvenate the economy, create jobs and address poverty and inequalities.

Of this amount, R201 billion has been channelled to Transnet Freight Rail to expand its rail infrastructure to create capacity and increase cargo volumes. Through investment, Transnet Freight Rail will be able to optimise its capital portfolio, build a world class capital execution function and leverage capital procurement and localisation. 

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Corporate Safety
Transnet Freight Rail is once again embarking on the annual safety campaign to sensitise motorists and pedestrians about the risk of not adhering to safety practices when they come into contact with level crossings. We need maximum cooperation from all in spreading the safety messages to avoid injuries and deaths. . See Safety Videos

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The transport of goods will be provided to the customer in terms of the categories set out in a schedule of Mega Rail,  Flexi Rail, Access Rail and Dual Route Rail as determined by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) based on the Customer transport requirement.