APPROVAL FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE GAUTRAIN RAIL NETWORK NOT IMMINENT

Published on Oct 22, 2018

For Immediate Release

 

APPROVAL FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE GAUTRAIN RAIL NETWORK NOT IMMINENT

A feasibility study for the proposed Gauteng Rapid Rail Integrated Network Extension Plan has been completed. This includes extensions to the existing Gautrain system and the feasibility study concludes that the extension project will provide significant economic and transport related benefits to the Province, however the decision for the extensions is not imminent and currently the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is engaging with the National Treasury on additional Revenue Models and Demand Studies.  The GMA is also engaging with the National Department of Transport Steering committee as well as the SIP7 Steering committee.

 

The GMA has just started with the Preliminary Route Alignment study for the Gautrain extension.

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Issued by:      Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport: Dr Ismail Vadi

Contact:        Dr Barbara Jensen Senior Executive Manager: Communication and Marketing
                     barbaraj@gautrain.co.za

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