PRASA’s strategic outlook and deployment focuses on ‘positioning of rail as the backbone of public transport’ and operating in an integrated transport network, whilst delivering ‘public value’.  In ensuring that rail becomes the mode of choice for public passenger transport it is supported by a bus feeder and commuter service and is underpinned by a vibrant property and real estate portfolio that unlocks the value of assets.


PRASA has identified and defined its STRATEGIC AMBITIONS as:

  1. Rolling Out a Train System of the Future
  2. Expanding PRASA Networks and Services
  3. Consolidating the Real Estate Strategy
  4. Embarking on a Robust Assets Investment Program
  5. Enhancing Organizational Capacity
  6. Contributing to Public Employment Initiatives
  7. Improving Funding and Financial Position
  8. Enhancing Brand Positioning and Stakeholder Relations


Achieving its strategic ambition will require a sustainable business defined by an integrated network of quality services that delivers public value and supported by the following key STRATEGIC PILLARS:


  1. A World-Class Metro Service
  2. Asset investments
  3. A vibrant property portfolio
  4. Internal capacity
  5. A viable Funding Model


Meet the demands of the ever-changing preferences and demographics of commuters, passengers, and user of the deployed infrastructure, services and facilities will require passenger segmentation and customer-centric solutions.


The strategy development and deployment is aligned with PRASA’s National Strategic Plan that focuses on the key points pertaining to:

  • A prioritized list of rail service and network expansion interventions that:
    • provide more capacity to accommodate forecast growth,
    • transform the rail product on many corridors,
    • seek to make better use of the network, and
    • propose corridor extensions to new or growing settlement.


Clear proposals for improving integration between rail and other public transport modes to make it easier for passenger to use railway services as part of the wider integrated transport systems, which include:

    • enhance city distribution,
    • improved intermodal interchange, and
    • use of Autopax to feed into and complement rail services and priority hubs in the network.


  • A review of the corridor classification in the 2006 National Rail Plan to reconfirm priorities
  • The identification of key redeployment sites to contribute funding for the implementation of the Strategic Plan


Committed to delivering high quality passenger service on sustainable bases


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