South Africa will Extend Gautrain High-Speed Line to Pretoria

South Africa will Extend Gautrain High-Speed Line to Pretoria
August 3, 2011 1:37 pm

South Africa has expanded its rapid-rail line, connecting Johannesburg’s main business district with the capital Pretoria in a bid to ease traffic congestion in the province.

The Gautrain line between Rosebank station in Johannesburg and Pretoria’s Hatfield will cut journey time from two hours to 30-40 minutes during peak periods.
The 56km line has been built at a cost of R25.4bn ($3.77bn) by a consortium called Bombela, which includes French company BTP Bouygues and Canada’s Bombardier.
The final six kilometres of the line, which are expected to open by the end of the year, will connect Johannesburg’s Rosebank business district to the city centre.
On completion of the project the Gautrain line will also run to Park Station, Johannesburg’s busiest transport hub. 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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