Upgrading and Extending Passenger Services

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Upgrading and Extending Passenger Services

  1. 1. RAILWAYS & HARBOURS CONFERENCE : MARCH 2009 IMPROVEMENT AND EXPANSION OF THE PASSENGER RAIL NETWORK IN SOUTH AFRICA
  2. 2. CONTENTS <ul><li>RAIL PLAN & TURN AROUND STRATEGY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority Corridor Approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn Around Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RAIL INVESTMENT / BUDGET </li></ul><ul><li>INSTITUTIONAL CHANGES </li></ul><ul><li>FUTURE EXPANSION PLANS & PROJECTS </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Lack of investment in the passenger rail business. </li></ul><ul><li>Loss in market share (increasing now) </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to secure sufficient funding. </li></ul><ul><li>Land use patterns have changed, urban sprawl, road congestion and public transport competition. </li></ul>CHALLENGES <ul><li>Lack of integrated planning – land use and transportation. </li></ul><ul><li>Urbanisation and significant growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Passenger preferences. </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional fragmentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Need for turn-around of the business. </li></ul>Part 1
  4. 4. <ul><li>Priority Rail Corridor strategy chosen because: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In an integrated PT environment, each mode must perform to its strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strength of rail is most evident on high density corridors/routes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective, high density corridors can be identified in each region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On these corridors, rail has the potential to play a much larger role </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focused improvements on priority A & B corridors </li></ul><ul><li>As part of the strategy, there is an urgent need to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To accelerate rolling stock refurbishment program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve levels of service on Priority Corridors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce fare evasion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve safety and security </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementation of Rail Plan through SARCC Turn-around Strategy. </li></ul>RAIL PLAN = PRIORITY CORRIDOR STRATEGY Part 1
  5. 5. SOUTHERN GAUTENG RAIL CORRIDORS Part 1
  6. 6. SARCC TURN-AROUND STRATEGY <ul><li>The Turn Around Strategy is divided into three phases: </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilisation (2007 – 2010): </li></ul><ul><li>- Securing feasible short term goals by region and corridor </li></ul><ul><li>- Investments intended to make early and material impact </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery (2011 – 2014) </li></ul><ul><li>- Building on stabilisation phase </li></ul><ul><li>- Increase patronage </li></ul><ul><li>- Deploying new rolling stock etc </li></ul><ul><li>Growth phase (2015 – 2030): </li></ul><ul><li>- Expanding the rail network significantly </li></ul>SARCC's Turn-around Strategy aligned with DOT Public Transport Strategy and Rail Plan Part 1
  7. 7. NDOT Public Transport Strategy Phasing Part 1
  8. 8. Rail Outcomes for Phase 1 <ul><li>Service levels to be improved with increased frequencies & reliabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Improved rail infrastructure, including the removal of capacity limiting bottlenecks </li></ul><ul><li>Improved signalling capability, </li></ul><ul><li>enhanced levels of security and accessibility associated with the station precincts within the A and B corridors </li></ul><ul><li>the refurbishing of 2000 rail coaches by 2010 </li></ul>Part 1
  9. 9. STABILISATION PHASE: 2007 – 2010 <ul><li>Shosholoza Meyl & Autopax incorporation </li></ul><ul><li>Intensifying maintenance programs (Rolling Stock and Infrastructure). </li></ul><ul><li>Directing resources to “A” and “B” corridors. </li></ul><ul><li>Effective property management and flagship property development. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve operational efficiencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve service delivery to customers – Increased Patronage. </li></ul><ul><li>Improved safety of commuters. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening Corporate Governance. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening Human Resource capacity and development. </li></ul><ul><li>Spearheading increased inter-modalism and integrated ticketing. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure project implementation through effective project management. </li></ul>Part 1
  10. 10. PLATFORM FOR FUTURE GROWTH <ul><li>Improved Service Levels in Priority Rail Corridors, e.g. Business Express Services </li></ul><ul><li>Fleet Recapitalisation </li></ul><ul><li>New and Extension of Rail services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Khayelitsha extension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridge City Rail Link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cape Town International Airport Link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity enhancement Eerste Fabrieke to Greenview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moloto Rail Corridor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motherwell Commuter Rail Line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hammanskraal Commuter Rail Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passenger services in rural context, e.g. Rustenburg, Bloemfontein - Botshabelo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with Gautrain Rapid Rail Link </li></ul></ul>Part 1
  11. 11. METRORAIL BUSINESS EXPRESS MECHANISM FOR CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS Part 1
  12. 12. INVESTMENTS IN RAIL Part 2 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 TOTAL MTEF Allocation 1.700bn 2.400bn 3.700bn 4.400bn 12.200bn <ul><li>INVESTMENTS: </li></ul><ul><li>Rolling Stock </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul>1.300bn 0.400bn 1.500bn 0.900bn 2.300bn 1.400bn 2.100bn 2.300bn 7.200bn 5.000bn <ul><li>Stations </li></ul><ul><li>Signaling Replacements </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance & Developments </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical </li></ul><ul><li>Track </li></ul><ul><li>Signaling </li></ul><ul><li>Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Stations </li></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul>0.130bn 0.170bn 0.100bn 0.280bn 0.220bn 0.400bn 0.330bn 0.380bn 0.690bn 0.270bn 0.970bn 1.060bn 1.010bn 1.740bn 2.250bn PTIS – Mainly stations improvements for 2010 venues, limited infrastructure interventions and roll-out of railway police 1.300bn
  13. 13. CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & ROLLING STOCK 2008/09 – 2010/11 Part 2 MTEF Rm 08/09 09/10 10/11 SARCC Capital MTEF funding 2,368 3,664 4,439 Rolling Stock Allocations 1,456 2,274 2,139 Percentage allocated to Rolling Stock 59% 60% 48%
  14. 14. SARCC 10M5 UPGRADE 5M Coaches 10M Coaches Part 2
  15. 15. NEW PASSENGER RAIL ENTITY NDOT REGULATOR TRACK ACCESS NATIONAL NETWORK SARCC (New Passenger Rail Agency – PRASA) METRORAIL (SUBURBAN RAIL) INTEGRATED PUBLIC TRANSPORT NETWORKS PROVINCIAL/LOCAL GOVERNMENT INTERCITY BUS (AUXILLARY & FEEDERS) SHOSHOLOZA MEYL (LONG DISTANCE) INTERSITE Part 3
  16. 16. To effectively develop and manage rail & related transport infrastructure and to provide efficient rail and road based passenger transport services within, to and from urban and rural areas PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTY OF PRASA Part 3
  17. 17. (a) To ensure that, at the request of the National Department of Transport rail commuter services are provided within, to and from the Republic in the public interest Legal Succession to the SA Transport Services Amendment Act, Act 38 of 2008 MAIN OBJECT AND MAIN BUSINESS Part 3
  18. 18. (b) provide, in consultation with the Department of Transport , for long haul passenger rail and bus services within, to and from the Republic in terms of the principles set out in section 4 of the National Land Transport Transition Act, 2000 (Act No. 22 of 2000). Legal Succession to the SA Transport Services Amendment Act, Act 38 of 2008 MAIN OBJECT AND MAIN BUSINESS Part 3
  19. 19. RAIL PLAN INTERCITY CORRIDORS Part 3
  20. 20. SHOSHOLOZA MEYL – PREMIER CLASS Part 3
  21. 21. The second object and secondary business remains that PRASA shall generate income from the exploitation of assets acquired by it. Legal Succession to the SA Transport Services Amendment Act, Act 38 of 2008 SECONDARY OBJECT & SECONDARY BUSINESS Part 3
  22. 22. INTERSITE <ul><li>Focus on mixed-use property developments (Transit Oriented Development) at selected stations to enhance travel experience and increase patronage </li></ul><ul><li>Exploit rail property portfolio to generate funding to offset subsidy burden </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade stations to provide immediate visible changes (National Station Improvement Programme) </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisition of strategic landholding for effective rail operations </li></ul>Part 3
  23. 23. LENZ ORANGE FARM KAGISO RIETVALLEI PROTEA GLEN BRAAMFISCHERVILLE BRINKSVLAKFONTEIN MODDERFONTEIN ETWATWA PALMRIDGE ZONKISISWE VOSLOORUS KWATSADUZA WILGESPRUIT/HONEYDEW/RANDPARKRIDGE Part 4
  24. 24. LENZ ORANGE FARM KAGISO RIETVALLEI PROTEA GLEN BRAAMFISCHERVILLE BRINKSVLAKFONTEIN MODDERFONTEIN ETWATWA PALMRIDGE ZONKISISWE VOSLOORUS KWATSADUZA WILGESPRUIT/HONEYDEW/RANDPARKRIDGE Part 4
  25. 25. WESTERN CAPE Blue Downs Links (B) Atlantis Corridor and Link (B) Phillippi Southfield Link (C) Cape Town International Airport Link (B) EASTERN CAPE NELSON MANDELA Motherwell Loop (A) Standford Road Corridor (B) Coega loop (B) Re-aligned Uitenhage – CBD (C) Motherwell – Uitenhage Connection (C) BCM Highway CBD – Mtosotso Spur (A) Mdantsane – Westbank (A) Mdantsane – Re-alignment (Fort Jackson) (B) West Bank – East London (B) Gonubie – Vincent/CBD (C) Berlin – King Williams Town (C) ETHEKWINI Duff’s Road – CBD (Bridge City) (A) Pinetown – N3 – CBD (C) TSHWANE (NORTHERN GAUTENG) Ring Rail concept De Wildt - Wintersnest Hammanskraal – Pretoria North Mabopane Extension – Babelegi Link WITS (SOUTHERN GAUTENG) Nasrec – CBD/Germiston Infrastructure Improvements Rietvallei – Krugersdorp Daveyton – Etwatwa Kwezine - Zonkizizwe Nancefield – Lenz Rooikop – New Era Kwesine – Angus Mapleton - Union Etwatwa – Van Ryn Rietvallei – Roodepoort Baralink – Nasrec Lenz – Krugersdorp Isando – Leralla Johannesburg/Isando – Cor Delfos Springs – Rietfontein Naledi – Randfontein Houtheuwel - Randfontein NATIONAL CORRIDORS RESULTS (FUTURE CORRIDORS) Part 4
  26. 26. Bridge City Rail Link <ul><li>Bridge City Development – Presidential Lead Project </li></ul><ul><li>High density mixed use development: ±700 000m 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Will create 25 000+ permanent jobs and 27 500 temporary construction jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Significant transport interventions include; rail link and station, taxi / bus intermodal facility, and various road upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>Rail and taxi / bus facility would transport approx 14 000 passenger in peak hour and over 40 000 daily </li></ul><ul><li>New rail link ± 3km in length and station facility fully integrated with overhead retail / residential development </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated costs ± R650 million </li></ul><ul><li>Detail Design of Rail Link – November 2009 </li></ul>Part 4 Bridge City Duffs Road Stn Tembahile Stn Kwa Mashu Stn Proposed Bridge City Rail Link and Station
  27. 27. Bridge City Rail Link (cont.) Part 4 Taxi / Bus Rank Station Retail Residential Rail Link & Underground Station
  28. 28. Moloto Rail Project <ul><li>Detailed feasibility study completed Nov 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Feasibility study approved by Political Committee Nov 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Section: Tshwane – Siyabuswa, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approx 120km, 10 stations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard Gauge, High speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost estimate ±R9bn (2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include in relevant PGDS & IDPS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cabinet approval 5 March 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PIMO to be established </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement jointly with Mpumalanga Gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed Design / EIA, Authorities to update plans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>±37000 (‘06) pass / peak period (510 bus trips) </li></ul><ul><li>Ave travel time 137min/dir, rail will reduce by ± 50min </li></ul>Part 4
  29. 29. Moloto Rail Project (cont.) Station Area Planning - TOD Part 4 Illustration of Feasibility Impacts COLLEGE TAXI RANK BUS DEPOT PUBLIC PARKING SPORTS FIELD PETROL STATION MEDIUMDENSITY MIXED USE MIXED USE MIXED USE MIXED USE PUBLIC PARKING CAR WSH PUBLIC PARKING RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RETAIL SPORTS FEILDS 1 km RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL HIGH DENSITY RETAIL LIGHT INDUSTRIAL HIGH DENSITY RETAIL RESIDENTIAL HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL 500m RETAIL RETAIL MUNICIPAL OFFICES RETAIL POLICE STATION HIGH DENSITY HIGH DENSITY COM. HALL SECONDARY SCHOOL GOVERNMENT HIGH DENSITY PRIMARY SCHOOL HIGH DENSITY RETAIL RETAIL OFFICES LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PENSION OFFICES CLINIC POST OFFICE HOME AFFAIRS RETAIL HIGH DENSITY MEDIUM DENSITY HIGH DENSITY HIGH DENSITY MEDIUM DENSITY MEDIUM DENSITY MEDIUM DENSITY CRECHE RETAIL RETAIL RETAIL RETAIL HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL RETAIL SPORTS FIELD HIGH DENSITY LIGHT INDUSTRIAL HIGH DENSITY INFORMAL MARKET REGIONAL SHOPPING TRANSIT STATION MALL AND RETAIL
  30. 30. Cape Town International Airport Rail Link Part 4 <ul><li>Preferred Alignment </li></ul><ul><li>± 4km new line, link to existing line </li></ul><ul><li>Elevated throughout </li></ul><ul><li>Median of Borcherds & Modderdam Rds </li></ul>CTIA Station Possible 2 nd Stn Existing Bellville Sarepta Rail Line CTIA Modderdam Road Borcherds Quarry Rd
  31. 31. Cape Town International Airport Rail Link <ul><li>Technical feasibility study completed 2007, all key stakeholders included </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to west (CT) preferred </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Option to link to east (via Bellville) in future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term linkages to Metro southeast also explored </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel Time to CT under current network capacity conditions – 26 min </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CTIA: over 8 million pax/annum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CTIA and related staff - 5000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planning integrated with ACSA master planning for CTIA </li></ul><ul><li>Status: Entering into negotiations with preferred bidders for implementation </li></ul>Artist Impression – CTIA Rail Link Brisbane Airport Rail Link Part 4
  32. 32. THANK YOU

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