The Chief Executive of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa Lucky Montana has revealed that he will not seek to renew his contract with the operator when it ends in March 2016. Speaking to local media, Montana said that his decision to leave PRASA was partly a result of health issues following 10 years in the role.
Montana’s decision was greeted with some surprise locally, given that PRASA’s fleet renewal programme is approaching the implementation phase. The operator expects to start taking delivery later this year of its first Alstom X’trapolis Mega EMUs under a R51bn contract with the Gibela consortium. This covers the supply of 600 trains for suburban services in Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban.