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Cape Town Mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis, wants to fast-track the process of devolving control of rail services.

This would see the City of Cape Town managing the passenger rail network for the metro.

Research into the feasibility of the plan will begin in July.

But, Hill-Lewis is already proposing that a working committee be established.

He says it should comprise officials from the National Transport Department, the City, and PRASA.

Hill-Lewis says this is the first step in getting the devolution done right.

“This is a long and detailed project that is going to take a huge amount of work to get right, so it’s important that even while our detailed rail feasibility study is going on in the background that we start the process and the detailed work required to get this devolution done in a short time as possible.”