EC Transport MEC commits R67 million to the re-launch of the Kei Rail passenger service
By Lelethu Mquqo
14 June 2011
Eastern Cape Transport MEC Thandiswa Marawu has committed R67 million to the re-launch of the Kei Rail passenger service between East London and Mthatha.
Marawu says she is determined not to let the service at the Amabhele Station outside Stutterheim collapse.
The reintroduction of the service is a key part of government’s strategy to encourage rural development in the province.
The service is the first of many long-term initiatives aimed at improving rail services.