Russian Railways and Transnet have signed a memorandum of understanding to exchange information on, and experience in the railway sector. Russian Railways and Transnet expressed their willingness to discuss questions on the possible use of South African track equipment and Russian-made locomotives, including adaptations for heavy trains.
The two companies also expressed their interest in exchanging information on the modernisation of railway infrastructure in order to increase train speeds on South African railways based on Russian experience.
Among the issues open for discussion is technology for assessing infrastructure and rolling stock.
The memorandum also provides for cooperation in training railway staff, including in the framework of the joint implementation of youth programmes. In addition, the parties expressed their readiness to conduct joint research and development.