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TRANSNET FREIGHT RAIL is the largest division of Transnet group. It is a world class heavy haul freight rail company that specializes in the transportation of freight. read more
CAPE CORRIDOR The Cape Corridor stretches from Warrenton in the North-East to Cape Town in the South. Railway lines from the key mining area surrounding Hotazel in the Northern Cape connect to the ports of Gqeberha and Ngqura in the South-East. read more
CENTRAL CORRIDOR 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. read more
CONTAINER CORRIDOR A complex operation which is very important to Transnet as the biggest intermodal supply corridor. read more
NORTH EAST CORRIDOR The North-East corridor (NEC) consists of two (2) clusters namely the Beitbridge, Polokwane, Phalaborwa cluster which supports Limpopo, and the Witbank to Komatipoort cluster which supports Mpumalanga. read more
ORE CORRIDOR The Iron Ore line is one of the two main Heavy Haul Lines in South Africa, together with the Coal Line. The Iron ore corridor stretches 861 km from Sishen in the Northern Cape to Saldanha Bay on the West coast. Current Iron ore export operation optimized at 348 x CR13/14 wagon trains. read more

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Transnet Freight Rail is the largest Operating Division of Transnet. The division's primary business is to provide rail transport of commodities for the export, regional and domestic markets. Transnet Freight Rail operates the world-class heavy haul coal and iron ore export lines and is developing the manganese export corridor to heavy haul standards.

Transnet Freight Rail also transports a broad range of bulk general freight commodities and containerized freight. The division maintains a complex rail network of approximately 31 000 track kilometers (20 900 route kilometers) over which commodities are railed​.


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