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TESTING AND COMMISSIONING

TESTING AND COMMISSIONING

Before entering into commercial service, each Gautrain train-set will be subjected to a long and rigorous testing and commissioning process. This process entails progressively more onerous tests on all systems and sub-systems from brakes and power, to air-conditioning and communications. In total, each train-set will complete approximately 3000km on the test-track before being certified for...

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SIGNALLING SYSTEMS

SIGNALLING SYSTEMS

An Operational Control Centre (OCC) located at the Midrand Depot will control all train movements as well as comprise a communications and control hub for the monitoring and control of the bus feeder system and key station and tunnel equipment. The signalling solution comprises Bombardier’s CITYFLO 250 system which is a fixed block signalling system based on ‘distance to go’ principles with...

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FARES AND TICKETING

FARES AND TICKETING

AUTOMATIC FARE COLLECTION SYSTEM The AFC system is designed to serve the Gautrain business in the following respects: It provides convenient access for all to railway, feeder bus and parking services. It facilitates revenue collection by means of the fare media. It protects revenue by means of its security resources. It promotes the use of public transport over car use through discounted fares...

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ELECTROSTAR NOISE

ELECTROSTAR NOISE

The Gautrain Electrostar incorporates state-of-the-art noise mitigation technology resulting in extremely low internal as well as external noise levels. Gautrain will comply with international best practice in respect of noise and vibration emissions. Design noise levels both inside and outside the train (assuming good quality track) will be compliant with the relevant European standards...

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GAUTRAIN CELEBRATES HISTORIC MILESTONE AT THE IFIKELE EKHAYA FUNCTION

Having spent several months in an icy workshop in the United Kingdom, there could be no better homecoming for Gautrain than the rhythmic beats of drums and the hot African sun warming the golden body. History was in the made on 3 February when approximately 150 invited guests gathered at the Gautrain depot in Midrand to welcome the first completed train set to it’s operational home. Guests...

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