Question NW1230 to the Minister of Transport

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15 July 2020 - NW1230

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

What measures has he put in place to ensure that train and minibus commuters practice social distancing?


PRASA is planning to resume limited commuter rail services in the following corridors by 1 July 2020:

    • Pretoria to Pienaarspoort
    • Cape Town to Retreat Service
    • Port Elizabeth to Uitenhage Service
    • East London to Berlin

In preparing for the resumption of rail services the following social distancing measures are being put in place:

1. Train Sets:

Social Distance Markings

2. Stations:

Social Distance Markings (Platforms)

Social Distance Markings (Ticket Sales Points)

Training for Station/ Front-line staff (COVID-19 Awareness)

Isolation Area (Stations & Workplace)

3. Workplace Environment

Social Distance Markings

4. Risk & Compliance

Conduct Workplace and Service Resumption Risk Assessments

Compliance Audits & Inspections

Monitoring of crowd controlling officials & front-line staff

5. Procurement of Personal Protective Equipment

Train Set Marking Material

Platform Marking Paint

Workplace Marking Tape

6. Human Capital Management

Develop COVID-19 Employee-related procedures (Resumption of Work & Protocols)

Induction of the Staff on the COVID-19 procedures

7. Communication

COVID-19 Health & Safety Awareness (Internal & External)

Stakeholder Engagements

8. Security

Procurement of Private Security on Stations

Procurement of Platform Marshalls

Crowd Control Procedure

Training for Platform Marshalls (COVID-19 Awareness, Basic First Aid etc.)

Public Transport response

In accordance with Directions No 43272, section 9(3) published by the Department of Transport, it is prescribed that taxis must not carry more than 70% of their licensed passenger carrying capacity for social distancing purposes.

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