The Gauteng Infrastructure team, in collaboration with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), is actively engaged in the recovery of the Germiston to Johannesburg rail line. This initiative was prompted by the recent collapse of a footbridge that resulted in injuries to two pedestrians. Both injured individuals have received medical attention as reported by SA News.
The recovery work commenced on Wednesday evening, with teams diligently working through the night into Thursday morning. The initial phase involved removing parts of the collapsed bridge and clearing debris from the perway and main tracks. The remaining sections of the bridge and additional debris are scheduled for removal today.
PRASA has expressed satisfaction with the progress made thus far in restoring the rail infrastructure. It is anticipated that rail services will resume within the next 24-48 hours. Simultaneously, an investigation is underway to determine the causes that led to the bridge collapse.
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