Two exciting rail transport projects in Witzenberg:
The first is the activation of a commercial freight transportation
train connection from Cape Town to Wolseley, Ceres and Prince
Alfred Hamlet, that would carry fruit and other agricultural
The second is a steam train from Cape Town station that will take
tourists into the Ceres valley over weekends.
Ceres Rail Company bought the old Union Limited (forerunner of the
Blue Train) together with three steam locomotives. The picturesque
Ceres valley is not only the origin of the best of South Africa’s
fruit and wine products, but also one of the top tourism
destinations in the country.
These new services are a collaboration between the Ceres Rail
Company, Transnet and the Municipality of Witzenberg.
The development and expansion in rail transport, paves the way for
jobs and economic growth.
Efficient and effective freight rail transportation reduces the
number of trucks on the roads, decreasing emissions and fuel costs,
improves safety and makes our communities more liveable.
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