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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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LAUNCH OF GAUTRAIN TRACK WORKS COMPANY – ISITHIMELA RAIL SERVICES

LAUNCH OF GAUTRAIN TRACK WORKS COMPANY – ISITHIMELA RAIL SERVICES

Isithimela Rail Services (Pty) Ltd, the company subcontracted by Bombardier Transportation UK Limited to be responsible for track laying on the Gautrain Project, officially launched its trading name and company today at the new Gautrain depot in Midrand. Isithimela Rail Services (Isithimela) was forged out of a partnership between transport company, Bombardier Transportation UK Limited and local...

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