Question NW3499 to the Minister of Transport
28 November 2017 - NW3499
Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport
(1)Whether the rotary uninterrupted back-up power supply support engine of the rail signalling system of the Gauteng Nerve Centre (GNC) is functional; if not, by which date will it be functional; (2) (a) what number of the GNC’s 92 train stations have been commissioned with the new Siemens electronic interlocking system and (b) why were the specified stations commissioned with the specified system; (3) whether the GNC’s central traffic control centre satellite system is functional; if not, (a) what will the effect be on the operations of the GNC and (b) by which date will it be functional?
- Yes, the GNC rotary generator is functional and working very well.
- (a)(b) To date, 20 stations are equipped with the new signalling electronic interlocking system. (b) The stations are commissioned with this new interlocking system to improve safety, reliability and operational flexibility.
- The GNC traffic control is functional. To date, the GNC operates the Irene, Olifantsfontein, Kaalfontein, Leralla and Tembisa corridor on a new signaling system. Currently, PRASA is moving the southern line which includes Midway – Residensia Corridor into the GNC. More stations will follow and be operated at the GNC once they are equipped with the new signaling system.