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​Central Corridor

            

 Overview

The Central Corridor consists of the Krugersdorp-to-Mafikeng line, including Lichtenburg-to-Coligny mainline and surrounding branchlines as well as the Sentra and Complex in the center of the Gauteng province. 

The Krugersdorp-to-Mafikeng line spans a distance of 271 km and is the main link with Botswana, with overborder rail operations being conducted Botswana Rail (BR). ​

 

The line mainly comprises of 48 kg/m rails, with 100 km of track composed of 40 kg/m on various locations across the section. The rails are predominantly supported by concrete sleepers, with approximately 75 000 steel and wood sleepers also in use.  The Sentrarand Complex or Central Hub is a centrally located marshalling yard with surrounding mainlines, that is used to sort wagons into trains based on their final destinations. Briefly, this sorting process used a “hump” where incoming wagons were separated and sorted by a computer system, and allowed to move under gravity into one of 64-lines based on the final destination. This marshalling yard is intended for mainly wagonload or “less-than-trainload traffic”.


Commodities

The main commodities transported on the corridor are:

Sodium Carbonite

Cement

PIG/SLAG/SPONGE IRON


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Cement Automotive Automotive Automotive Container Cement Cement


Depots

Steel 

Depots

Vereeniging

Isando

Capital Park

Krugersdorp

Sentrarand

Vaalcon

Botswana

Pretcon

Pretoria

Lichtenburg 

Millsite

Coligny

Mafikeng

Langlaagte

Watloo

Zeerust ​

Customers

Cement 

Our Customers

Our key customers in this sector include:

Botswana Ash

Voestalpine VAE

Afrisam

PPC