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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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GAUTRAINS ARE COMING HOME

GAUTRAINS ARE COMING HOME

Following a specialised construction and assembly process at the Bombardier Transportation manufacturing facility in Derby, United Kingdom, Gautrain’s first 15 Bombardier  Electrostar rail cars are finally completing the long journey home. Once completed in Derby, each rail car is loaded onto a trailer and transported in twos by road from the Derby workshop to Immingham harbour on the east...

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GAUTRAIN DEPOT ELECTRICIFICATION PROGRESSES

The Gautrain project will, as of 01 December 2008, energise the Gautrain Overhead Electrification System at the Midrand Depot facilities located in Alsation Road, off Allandale Road in Midrand. This means that the Gautrain system’s electricity supply at the Midrand Depot will be operational effective Monday 01 December.  This area will be considered fully energised, 24 hours a day, 7 days a...

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GAUTRAIN DEPOT ELECTRICIFICATION PROGRESSES

The Gautrain project will, as of 01 December 2008, energise the Gautrain Overhead Electrification System at the Midrand Depot facilities located in Alsation Road, off Allandale Road in Midrand. This means that the Gautrain system’s electricity supply at the Midrand Depot will be operational effective Monday 01 December.  This area will be considered fully energised, 24 hours a day, 7 days a...

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