“This means the containers do not need to be lifted off the truck onto the railway flat cars. Instead, the truck’s trailer is suspended on the rail bogies.”The RailRunner system is a container trailer chassis with normal road wheels and a rail bogie for use on rail. A typical RailRunner train would consist of 40 truck trailers running on the bogies.
“RailRunner will do for Africa’s logistics what cellphones did for the continent’s communications,” said RailRunner SA CEO Mike Daniel.Transnet will supply the locomotives and operate the trains and says a bimodal service will offer its customers “a complete logistics solution” that combines the strength of both road and rail transport. The road truck will then move the trailer over the “last mile” to its final destination.