EXPANSION OF GAUTRAIN RAIL NETWORK
After six years of operation and close to 80 million passenger trips, the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) has demonstrated that the face of public transport can be radically changed. A modern and efficient public transport system such as Gautrain has had a positive impact on the provincial economy, alleviated traffic congestion and rejuvenated several inner cities in Johannesburg and Tshwane. It has created jobs and helped to re-establish the rail sector in our province.
MEC ISMAIL VADI ANNOUNCES THE GAUTRAIN MANAGEMENT AGENCY’S SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMME BENEFICIARIES
The MEC for Roads and Transport Dr Ismail Vadi today announced the 32 beneficiaries of the Gautrain Management Agency’s (GMA) Social Investment Programme (SIP) fund, at the Balalaika hotel in Sandton. MEC Vadi said “approximately R35 000 000 million, which is a fixed amount, is being distributed amongst beneficiaries with the bulk of the money going to programmes that are focusing on Education. This amount was set aside during the Gautrain development period for SIP projects by the Bombela Concession Company as per the Concession Agreement. The GMA SIP focus areas are Education, Community Care and Environment”.
GAUTRAIN – BRIDGING THE GAP
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, has announced that the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) has partnered with Bookboon to make professional and business e-books available to Gautrain passengers as from 6 September 2016, thereby Bridging the Gap.
MEC FOR ROADS AND TRANSPORT CONDEMNS ATTACK ON WOMEN IN VICINITY OF THE GAUTRAIN CENTURION STATION -
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, reacted with shock to the attack of a woman in the vicinity of the Gautrain Centurion Station on Saturday, 5 March 2016. Joanne Atkin, a Midrand resident, was attacked by a robber while walking to nearby shops in Centurion from Centurion Station.
RFP: NEW ELECTRICAL MULTIPLE UNITS (EMUs) WITH A MINIMUM 15 YEAR MAINTENANCE PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DEP
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, outlined the business case for the additional Gautrain rolling stock, at a media briefing session held on 26 January 2015, at The Maslow in Sandton. This is in relation to the announcement by MEC Vadi last week that the Bombela Concession Company (BCC) has invited reputable and established suppliers to qualify as shortlisted bidders by submitting a compliant RFQ document for the design, manufacture, supply and maintenance of 12 new electrical multiple units (train sets) as well as the design and construction of additional depot infrastructure for the Gautrain system.
PROVISION OF NEW ELECTRICAL MULTIPLE UNITS (EMUs) WITH A MINIMUM 15 YEAR MAINTENANCE PLAN AND ASSOCI
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, today announced that the Bombela Concession Company (BCC) has invited reputable and established suppliers to qualify as shortlisted bidders by submitting a compliant Request for Qualification (RFQ) document for the design, manufacture, supply and maintenance of 12 new electrical multiple units (train sets) as well as the design and construction of additional depot infrastructure for the Gautrain system.
Gautrain’s airport service receives an international excellence award for customer service
The Gautrain’s airport service (Sandton to OR Tambo International) recently competed with the best in world on customer service and was consequently awarded the Global AirRail Alliance Award (GARA) for customer service excellence in Oslo, in May 2014. The GARA awards are international awards dedicated to the air-rail industry, recognising the best practice in intermodal travel around the world. The awards also looks for the best services of delivering an enjoyable and stress free journey between air and rail travel. Some of the finalists included Birmingham Airport (UK), Flytoget (Oslo, Norway) and Canada Line (Vancouver, Canada).