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Mining Weekly reported that Transnet Freight Rail will spend R$176 million on annual maintenance shutdown of the manganese line. The process is set to being August 11 and continues until August 20.

Mining Weekly reported that Transnet Freight Rail will spend R$176 million on annual maintenance shutdown of the manganese line. The process is set to being August 11 and continues until August 20.
As quoted in the market news:

The 965 km railway line spans two provinces, running between Swartkops and De Aar, in the Eastern Cape, and between De Aar and Postmasburg, in the Northern Cape.
During the shutdown over 60 major activities will be undertaken by about 1 500 workers, while 26 diesel locomotives will be used to move the material required for the shutdown.
TFR reports that 54 500 sleepers will be replaced and 204 new rails will be installed, while 64 km of ballast will be screened and 16 turnouts replaced. Major culvert and bridge rehabilitation work is also planned, along with upgrades to overhead track equipment, traction substations and signalling installations.

Click here to read the full Mining Weekly report.

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