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OVERVIEW OF THE DOLOMITIC GEOLOGY UNDERLYING CENTURION

OVERVIEW OF THE DOLOMITIC GEOLOGY UNDERLYING CENTURION

Background Between Centurion and Pretoria, in the northern section of the Gautrain route, the rail alignment traverses about 16km of dolomitic ground, of which 5.8km will be on viaducts (elevated structures) with the remaining portion constructed at ground level. This band of dolomites is part of a broad swathe of dolomite bedrock which surrounds the Johannesburg Granite Dome. The dolomites...

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STATE OF THE PROVINCE ADDRESS BY THE PREMIER OF GAUTENG

STATE OF THE PROVINCE ADDRESS BY THE PREMIER OF GAUTENG PAUL SHIPOKOSA MASHATILE, GAUTENG LEGISLATURE; 16 FEBRUARY 2008 Honourable Speaker and Deputy Speaker Colleagues in the Executive Council Honourable Members of the Gauteng Legislature Honourable Members of the National Assembly Mayors, Speakers and Councillors The Director General of Gauteng Chairperson of the Gauteng Youth Commission The...

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DEPOT AND WORKSHOP

DEPOT AND WORKSHOP

The Gautrain Depot in Midrand is in a central location in relation to the operation of the System and is the operational hub of the system. All train movements will be controlled from the Operations Control Centre (OCC) housed at the depot and the entire train fleet will also be stabled and maintained there. The bus operations control centre as well as stabling and maintenance facilities for the...

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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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