South Africa Opens World Cup Stadium Rail Station

6 June 2010 (Last Updated June 6th, 2010 18:30)

South Africa has opened the newly upgraded Nasrec Station near Soccer City in Johannesburg ahead of the FIFA World Cup. Upgrades on the station include wider platforms and staircases, lifts for passengers, CCTV cameras, and electronic arrival and departure boards. The station

South Africa has opened the newly upgraded Nasrec Station near Soccer City in Johannesburg ahead of the FIFA World Cup.

Upgrades on the station include wider platforms and staircases, lifts for passengers, CCTV cameras, and electronic arrival and departure boards.

The station is also expected to have a control system that allows train arrivals and departures to be monitored through the internet, according to timeslive.co.za.

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is estimated to have spent R70m ($9m) on improving facilities and operations at Nasrec Station.