Sunday, February 14, 2010

Rail Link From Johannesburg Airport to Be Ready in Time for World Cup

A rapid rail link between Johannesburg's Sandton Station and the city's OR Tambo International Airport will be ready in time for the World Cup, according to officials at Gautrain.

Although the train is not a World Cup project, its readiness would ease concern that existing public transport plans may not be sufficient for the many thousands of visitors expected in SA for the event.

Barbara Jensen, spokeswoman for the project, told Business Day yesterday that although the airport-to-Sandton link was not a World Cup project, "chances are very good that it can be ready".

She said the project managers would make a final call on the deadline within the next two weeks.

South Africa: Gautrain Says Airport Line May Be Ready for World Cup
Business Day
February 11, 2010