Bridge City Rail Link
Durban, South Africa
Development of the Rail Link between Duff Rd and Bridge City Station in Durban, KwaZulu Natal
Location: Durban, South Africa
Type: Railway | Infrastructure
Value: R700 million
Development of the Rail Link between Duff Rd and Bridge City Station in Durban, KwaZulu Natal.
The new passenger link connects the mixed-land use Bridge City development, which encompasses the communities of Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu (INK), with existing rail infrastructure, through an undergroundstation at the new development.
The rail link would tie in with the existing multi-use rail line at Duffs Road station. New train turnaround facilities will also be constructed at Dalbridge, south of Durban, to ensure operational integration with the north-south rail corridor, said Montana.
The north-south corridor was also earmarked for infrastructure modernisation, in preparation of the anticipated new rolling stock to be deployed in the passenger rail system by 2015, he added.
The new Bridge City station would also include a bus and taxi interchange.
The new rail link is the largest rail infrastructure development project in the Durban area, said Montana. The project was largely funded by Prasa, with some contributions by the City of Ethekwini and private developers.