GAUTRAIN MANAGEMENT AGENCY - NEWS
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 MANAGEMENT AGENCY WELCOMES AN ARREST BY THE [DPCI] HAWKS
MEC Vadi today congratulates the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) and the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) for the speedy arrest of a former GMA employee under suspicion of attempted fraud, corruption and contravention of, amongst others, the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act and the Electronic Communication and Transactions Act (ECTA). Vadi said that this arrest is line with the Gauteng Provincial Government’s zero tolerance to fraud and corruption.
VADI APPLAUDS GAUTRAIN SETTLEMENT AND EXTENDED AIRPORT SERVICES
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, welcomed the labour agreement reached between the Bombela Concession Company and union representatives that averted strike action by Gautrain bus and train drivers.
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).
VADI ANNOUNCES MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES FOR GAUTRAIN FROM JULY 2014
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, recently met with representatives of Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom 8ta, including officials from the Gautrain Management Agency and the Bombela Concession Company, to discuss the urgent necessity to introduce mobile communications services (voice and data) on the Gautrain rapid rail system.
GAUTRAIN’S OPERATIONAL PREDICTABILITY AND RELIABILITY
Since the opening of the Hatfield to Rosebank link, fourteen weeks ago, the Gautrain has operated 20,188 train services and transported close to 2,5 million passengers. Unfortunately over the last three weeks there have been several disruptions to the Gautrain rail and bus services. The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) and the Bombela Concession Company sincerely regret these disruptions and wish to apologise to all the customers who have been affected by these delays and disruptions.
GAUTRAIN OPERATIONS FULLY RESUMED
The Gautrain is operating normally after a technical problem affected the power pick-up of two trains on either side of Sandton station earlier this morning. Safety protocols required that the trains be brought to a halt until the origin of the problem could be ascertained. Replacement trains were dispatched to pick up the affected commuters and transfer them to Sandton and Marlboro stations respectively so that they could continue with their journeys. This occurred within approximately an hour of the incidents occurring.
DISRUPTIONS – 16 AUGUST 2011
The Gautrain confirms that train services between Hatfield and Centurion stations were disrupted this morning 16th August due to overnight cable theft in the Snake Valley area north of Centurion.
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