The Gautrain project was designed to support the priorities of the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) which are, amongst others:
Accelerated economic growth, development and infrastructure delivery, with emphasis on:
Almost ten years after commencement of Gautrain’s operations, an economic and social impact study of the Project was conducted by Hatch - an independent consulting engineering and business entity. The results have shown that the Gautrain has achieved its objectives of contributing to the growing of the Gauteng economy. In the findings of the Hatch impact study, the Gautrain has continued to:
A detailed assessment of the economic impact of the Gautrain Project was conducted by KPMG in 2014. The results have shown that, the Gautrain has achieved its objectives of contributing to growing Gauteng’s economy. The Gautrain has further strengthened existing development nodes in Gauteng by promoting and restructuring urban areas and revitalising the Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni central business districts. The following is a summary of the economic study.