Johannesburg Rail Link Project Delayed

Johannesburg Rail Link Project Delayed
November 15, 2009 11:08 am

South Africa’s ongoing high-speed rail project to link the airport with Johannesburg will not be ready by the time the city hosts the World Cup next year, officials have said.

The $3.5bn Gautrain project to link Johannesburg, Pretoria and the airport was expected to ferry visitors from the airport to the commercial centre during the tournament, which will run from 11 June to 11 July 2010.
The project, under construction for three years, is now scheduled to finish in October next year.
The Bombela Consortium, which is carrying out the project, demanded an additional $180m to meet the June deadline, but the government refused. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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