Car manufacturers in South Africa looking to resurrect the country's dilapidated railway line

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Carmakers want to resurrect South Africa's rail line

Volkswagen and other automakers operating in South Africa are in talks with the state logistics company to revive a dilapidated rail line between the country’s commercial hub and a car export terminal 700 miles away.

The companies, which include Isuzu, would like to hire a private operator to run trains on the line between the Gauteng province and the city of Gqeberha, which would transport vehicles in both directions.
 
Thats illegal and they should know it. Only the state is allowed to run it and besides you may not use a train. Trucks are way better.
 
700 Miles? Has the country gone so far backwards that we have become imperial again. Next thing you know cars will be going 120 furlongs an hour.
Kissing kilometers goodbye.

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Sure, do it, and within a day the lines and cables and everything will be stolen. This is SA and nothing is safe from the thieves and the cadres making fortunes off the non-working rail road.
 
America is gradually coming around…

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Cos nothing hits the spot like sixteen point nine fluid ounces…

Then again a trip to the hardware store proved otherwise.

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Thats illegal and they should know it. Only the state is allowed to run it and besides you may not use a train. Trucks are way better.
How on earth are trucks better? Not only do they carry less, they also drive slow and damage roads. If Transnet wants to open up rail lines, then so be it. Any effort that removes trucks from our roads is a good effort!
 
How on earth are trucks better? Not only do they carry less, they also drive slow and damage roads. If Transnet wants to open up rail lines, then so be it. Any effort that removes trucks from our roads is a good effort!
You must be new to the world of Sarcasm... obviously im in agreement with you.
 
No matter what they do, the rail network is still utterly useless to me as commuter.
 
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