Friday, May 15, 2009

Statement regarding Transnet freight restrictions on filming

The following release was received today with regard to filing of trains and on railway tracks nationally. Gauteng based applications should go via the GFO -


15 May 2009

Transnet Freight Rail confirms restrictions on filming

Transnet Freight Rail has confirmed that it has placed restrictions on all filming on its railway tracks due to safety reasons. The filming of trains will only be allowed if they don’t adversely interfere with the company’s day to day operations. Please take note that Transnet Freight Rail is not responsible for train stations as the company does not operate passenger services. Such requests have to be forwarded to the relevant passenger operating services.

These restrictions are applicable country wide.

The Gauteng Film Commission requests that all Transnet Freight Rail and Metrorail filming applications applicable for Gauteng are submitted via the GFC offices in order to ensure an efficient application process.

For assistance with all permit applications please contact Seitiso Mogoshane on +27 (0)11 833 0409 or +27 (0) 83 608 4324 or via email

For more information, please contact:
Jacques Stoltz, Senior Marketing Manager: Gauteng Film Commission on +27 (0) 11 833 0409 or +27 (0) 83 455 9688 or        
Issued on behalf of the GFC by Kagiso TV & Communications
Contact: Edward Mahlasela ( on
 +27 (0) 11 544 1900 or +27 (0)73 465 5001