New Gautrain routes and expansion coming this week
The Gauteng provincial federal government has actually verified that work is presently underway to broaden the Gautrain rail network, with more information on the brand-new paths and growths set to be revealed today.
Providing his department spending plan strategies, Gauteng’s Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo stated the Gautrain job continues to be a success story for the province, offering a safe and reputable public transportation service for its individuals.
” The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is presently continuing its prepare for effective operations of the Gautrain service post-March 2026 when the existing Gautrain concession contract ends.
” The preparation of the proposed Gauteng Rapid Rail Network Extensions (GRRIN) task is likewise underway. The job has actually made considerable development and I’m happy to notify you that Cabinet has actually backed the Preliminary Route Alignment research study for Phase 1 of the proposed GRRIN extensions and a main statement and information will be made in the coming week.”
Mamabolo included that GMA has actually positioned the procurement procedure that was started to make it possible for the acquisition of extra rolling stock and appurtenant depot improvements on hold up until more notification.
” This choice has actually been executed with due factor to consider of the considerable effect that the Covid-19 pandemic has actually had on movement and hence traveler need on the Gautrain. The GMA will continue with the management of the capability of the Gautrain System to make sure that all required interventions needed are dealt with as part of its future preparation,” he stated.
The federal government released its scheduled stage 1 Gautrain path for public remark in July 2021, with a proposition to bring the path from Marlboro through Sandton, Randburg, Cosmo City and Little Falls.
A broad introduction of the path consists of:
- The proposed path begins at the proposed area of the Little Falls Station which lies to the east of Hendrik Potgieter Road in Willowbrook. From the proposed Little Falls Station, the path runs in a northeasterly instructions towards Zandspruit where the path will pass to the west of Jackal Creek Golf Estate.
- The path then alters in a southeasterly instructions towards Cosmo City and a freshly proposed Cosmo Station. From the Cosmo Station, the path will continue in a southeasterly instructions towards the freshly proposed Randburg Station, travelling through North Riding, Olivedale, Bryanston, and Ferndale.
- The path will continue in a southeasterly instructions through Randburg, Bordeaux, and Hurlingham. Once it has actually reached Sandhurst the path will alter instructions towards the existing Sandton Station where an updated station is proposed.
- From Sandton, the path will run in a northeasterly instructions through Sandton, Sandown, Marlboro, and Alexandra towards the existing Marlboro Station that will be updated to accommodate the brand-new positioning.