South Africa: Feasibility studies for Swaziland rail link project to be completed by October

Swaziland rail linkFeasibility studies for South Africa and Swaziland’s proposed rail link are still underway, pushing its construction to 2017, Transnet Freight Rail general manager Cleo Shiceka said.
Feasibility studies are in their final stage, and would be completed by October.
The project worth R17bn (EUR 1.2bn) and it will link Lothair in Mpumalanga with Sidvokodvo in Swaziland and free up capacity on Transnet’s network, allowing it to move additional coal to Richards Bay Coal Terminal.
Its construction included a new single line covering 146km to be built by Transnet. It would have an initial capacity of 15-million tons a year.
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