This article reports an interview with B Le Roux, Chief Executive of the South African national railway Spoornet. Le Roux places priority on increasing productivity. He must not only maintain Spoornet's commercial competitiveness, but also win goodwill from South Africa's Government of National Unity, as it decides on investment priorities. He has to convince the Government that Spoornet can contribute to South Africa's economy; he is confident that he can make a good case for rail on economic and environmental grounds. He considers that Spoornet will have a prosperous future, if it can become more profitable, while forming closer working relationships with neighbouring railways and giving them technical assistance. Spoornet has set up a new commercial division, International Rail, to ensure liaison with these railways and coordinate new traffic. There is especially great potential for Spoornet and its partner railways to develop new freight services.

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  • Publication Date: 1995-8


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  • Accession Number: 00714482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1995 12:00AM