The National Rail Safety Communicators Forum will, on 06 June 2024 commemorate the International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) at the Piernaarspoort Level Crossing in Mamelodi. ILCAD is a worldwide initiative to improve awareness of level crossing safety. The campaign has been spearheaded by the UIC, the worldwide railway organisation with the support of the railway community around the world.

Located in the heart of Mamelodi, a township east of Pretoria, the Pienaarspoort Level Crossing provides access to motorists and pedestrians over a line that is operated by PRASA and Transnet Freight Rail.

Members of the National Rail Safety Communicators Forum, which consists of the Railway Safety Regulator, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and Traxtion will commemorate the day by reinforcing safety messages to train commuters, motorists and pedestrians and emphasise the importance of adhering to rail safety signages when interacting with level crossings, as they continue to claim lives during level crossing occurrences. According to the Railway Safety Regulator’s 2022/23 State of Safety Report, six fatalities and 42 injuries were recorded because of level-crossings occurrences during the 2022/23 reporting period.

DATE: Thursday, 06 June 2024
TIME: 08:00
VENUE: Piernaarspoort Level Crossing, Mamelodi

Kindly contact Celine Morolong 067 946 1003 to arrange interviews. Please note that members of the media are required to wear PPE comprising of safety boots, safety vests and hard hats.