GAUTRAIN MANAGEMENT AGENCY - NEWS
REINSTATEMENT OF ROADS IN THE ROSEBANK CBD
Several roads in the Rosebank CBD will be reinstated following diversions that have been in place since December 2006 to facilitate Gautrain construction.
NIGHT TIME TESTING: PRETORIA STATION TO HATFIELD STATION
Residents are advised that there will be Gautrain night testing between Pretoria Station and Hatfield Station as of Friday, 15 April 2011 until Thursday, 21 April 2011, and will resume on Tuesday, 26 April 2011 until Friday, 29 April 2011. Testing will take place between 22:00 and 04:00.
GAUTRAIN FARES ANNOUNCED
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, today announced the fares applicable for the Gautrain once the full system is operational, which is expected to be on the 1 July 2011.
MEDIA LIAISON OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO GAUTRAIN
The Gautrain Spokesperson, Dr. Barbara Jensen received the Media Liaison Officer of the year award for 2010 on 14 March 2011. This prestigious award, given out by the National Press Club, recognises excellence in liaison with the media. She was congratulated on always being available to the media, not steering away from difficult situations and not only communicate facts but also her passion for the project.
FOUR PRIZES FOR GAUTRAIN FROM PRISA
Gautrain received four prizes on 26 March 2011. Awarded by the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA), Gautrain was recognised for Public Relations in Strategic Management.
TWO PRIZES FOR GAUTRAIN FROM IABC
The International Association of Business Communicators award Gautrain with two awards. The African Gold Quill awards were received for Gautrain’s social media as well as for its media relations. The Quill awards recognises individuals and organisations for leadership, strategic management, creativity, resourcefulness and successful solutions within the communication sector. Having been an award winner on the African continent, Gautrain is automatically entered into the international Gold Quill award competition.
ATTITUDE TO GET 150KM OF TRACK LAID – “JUST KEEP GOING”
On 25 May 2009 Jan van Tonder, Engineering Manager of Isithimela Rail Services, and his team started with the construction of the Gautrain track. Ninety-eight meters of track, using 106m³ of concrete, was laid on the first day. He remembers his thoughts on the commencement of such a colossal task: “Just keep going”.
New Board Appointed for the Gautrain Management Agency
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, today announced the appointment for three years of the new Board for the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA).
2010’S ACHIEVEMENTS AND 2011’S SET MILESTONES
The Gautrain Project had a plethora of successful achievements during the 2010 calendar year. The following are arguably some of the most significant achievements of the year, which saw the operations commence on 8 June 2010, well in time for the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
A PICTURE TELLS A THOUSAND WORDS
After her very first trip on Gautrain, the nine-year-old Emma Leppan drew a beautiful picture to express her excitement. Together with her younger sister and her dad Craig, they went on the Gautrain to take granny to the airport. It was also granny’s first time on the train.
GAUTRAIN COMPLETES ITS LAST RAIL CAR
Gautrain’s skilled technicians have just completed the last of the Gautrain’s 81 locally assembled rail cars at the UCW Partnership in Nigel. The last rail car was delivered to Gautrain’s depot in Midrand on 7 December 2010 and was welcomed by a host of guests celebrating its arrival.
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