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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. 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. The Cape Corridor stretches from Warrenton in the North-East to Cape Town in the South. Railway lines 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. The Central Corridor is geographically positioned in the centre of the Transnet freight Rail (TFR) network and fulfils read more
CONTAINER CORRIDOR A complex operation which is very important to Transnet as the biggest intermodal supply corridor. The Container Corridor links the Port of Durban with the Gauteng economic hub through an extensive rail network of 688km. This connectivity enables direct railing of strategic commodities from the Port of Durban to the inland 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. The corridor stretches from Limpopo River at Beitbridge in the Limpopo province through Komatipoort down to Richards Bay 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 861km from Sishen in the Northern Cape to Saldanha Bay on the West coast. Current Iron ore export operation optimised at 348 x CR13/14 wagon trains. The Iron ore line provides a world class read more


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