posted on 18th Jan 2021 07:06
Bombardier Transportation announced that its Gautrain fleet in South Africa has completed 40 million km in service since operations began in 2010. Bombardier delivered this intercity rapid rail link as a complete turnkey system with a fleet of 24 four-car Electrostar EMUs, the majority of which were assembled in South Africa, and the CITYFLO 250 train control system. Bombardier has a contract for the maintenance of the system until 2026 and continues to work with its Black Economic Empowerment partners on this project.
Makgola Makololo, Managing Director South Africa at Bombardier Transportation, added: „This achievement is thanks to the close collaboration between Bombardier, Gautrain Management Agency, Bombela Concession Company and Bombela Operating Company in successfully delivering and maintaining this project and creating thousands of direct and indirect local jobs. Rail transport in Gauteng entered a new era with the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link and we are proud to provide a safe, efficient and reliable service to more than 125 million commuters and airport travellers since 2010.“
The Gautrain Rapid Rail Link is an 80 km commuter rail system in Gauteng, South Africa, which links Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekurhuleni and the OR Tambo International Airport. Today Bombardier employs around 125 local staff on the Gautrain project operating out of the purpose-built maintenance facility located at Midrand in Johannesburg.