GAUTRAIN MANAGEMENT AGENCY - NEWS
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.
ZULA SAFELY IN GAUTENG
SPEECH BY GAUTENG MEC FOR ROADS AND TRANSPORT ON THE LAUNCH OF THE OCTOBER TRANSPORT MONTH AT PARK STATION (JOHANNESBURG) ON 4 OCTOBER 2011
GAUTRAIN JOHANNESBURG TO TSHWANE LAUNCH DATE CONFIRMED
The Gauteng Provincial Government, the Gautrain Management Agency and the Bombela Concession Company are pleased to confirm that the next phase of the Gautrain will be opened for commercial service on 2 August 2011. The Independent Certifiers for the project, Arup, have confirmed that they will be in a position to issue the Operating Commencement Date Certificate for this phase of operations on Monday 1 August. This follows a rigorous evaluation of all the contractual and technical requirements for this phase.
SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE MEC FOR ROADS AND TRANSPORT TO THE GAUTENG LEGISLATURE
I have never done this before. This is my first Departmental Budget and it is indeed an honour to commend to the House Budget Vote 7 – Department of Roads and Transport for the financial year 2011/12. The underlying narrative of every budget vote is the beneficial effect it would have on the lives of citizens; the positive impact it would have on the economy; and the tangible manner in which it would reduce inequality, poverty and deprivation in our society. A budget vote is never about yesterday; it’s really about today and tomorrow.
GAUTRAIN RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
From about 100 international business communication awards won, Gautrain received two. The International Association for Business Communicators awarded Gautrain with a Gold Merit Award for Social Media and an Excellence award for Media Relations. On 13 June, winners of over 900 entrants from 26 countries celebrated the best work from communicators around the world whose work is furthering their organisations goals.
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES: CILLIERS STREET, BEREA STREET AND WALKER STREET
The Gautrain construction team will be enforcing temporary road closures to Cilliers Street and Bourke Street as well as a lane reduction on Walker Street Bridge on Saturday, 16 April 2011 and Sunday, 17 April 2011 between 05:00 and 14:00.
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