The capacity constraints currently occurring on the Gautrain System during peak, as well as the need to accommodate future growth on the system initiated the procurement of an additional 12 4-car trains and the necessary additional signaling and appurtenant infrastructure and facilities required to stage, service and optimally operate this new train fleet. The Additional Rolling Stock and Depot Enhancement Project is in the procurement phase.
The Midibus Feeder and Distribution Services (midibus services) partnership model developed by the GMA involves integrating the Gautrain System with the taxi industry. This is achieved through the provision of feeder and distribution services, using midibuses. The taxi industry operates the midibuses that provides a first and last mile solution as an extension to the Gautrain service. The partnership between the GMA and the taxi industry is based on three principles, namely: formalisation of the taxi industry into a sustainable business, provision of a scheduled, safe and reliable public transport service and job creation. The service provides accessibility to an efficient, scheduled, safe and reliable public transport service in areas where other modes of transport services are not suitable. At Marlboro, Sandton, Centurion and Hatfield Stations, the Gautrain has midibus operations which continue to be supported by commuters. Services at Rhodesfield, Rosebank and Park Stations are expected to commence soon.
The Centurion Parking Extension Project was initiated in response to the demand that exceeded the capacity of the existing parking facility. This project is in its final stages of implementation and once commissioned; will provide an additional 1,300 parking bays at Centurion Station.