Thursday, June 4, 2009

Gautrain Project '60% Complete'

The rapid rail link connecting Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport and the rest of the region is apparently 60% complete, according to officials. The phase expected to be complete next June may be accelerated to meet demand during the 2010 World Cup, which will begin in early June 2010. The entire project won't be complete until around 2011.

The first phase is still scheduled to be up and running by the end of June next year, although it may be accelerated to wrap in May, in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The decision on this is still pending.

The initial phase encompasses the rail network between the OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton, and includes the stations at OR Tambo, Rhodesfield, Marlboro and Sandton, together with the depot and operations control centre located near Allandale road, in Midrand.

The second phase, being constructed concurrently, will be completed in 54 months, towards 2011.

Gautrain project 60% completed
Engineering News
May 29, 2009