This is the site where 580 modern South African commuter trains will be built, at the cutting edge of world-class rail production. It is also the site where Gibela will provide a training facility and engineering centre of excellence for various railway related skills.

Rail company Gibela was recently awarded a provisional acceptance certificate from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to begin its trial run for the first X’Trapolis Mega train.

South African joint venture (JV) Gibela has obtained a provisional acceptance certificate from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) for its first X’Trapolis Mega train.

Gibela has been awarded a Provisional Acceptance Certificate from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) for its first X’Trapolis Mega train to start its trial run in preparation for commercial service in 2017.

Visble progress is being made on railconsortium Gibela’s R1-billion train factory at Dunnottar, in Ekurhuleni, with some 522 t of structural steel erected, 4 043 m³ of concrete cast, 5km of piping installed and around 511 000 productive hours worked.

Alstom's South African JV Gibela successfully handed over to PRASA the first X'Trapolis Mega.

The first trains delivered in the R51-billion rolling stock acquisition programme for Metrorail operations are gearing up for service, says the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).

The internship forms part of Gibela's young talent development programme, which will be managed through the specialised training centre being built at the green train manufacturing plant in Dunnottar. Gibela is under contract to PRASA, to build 600 new state-of-the-art commuter trains over the next 10 years for Metrorail, of which 580 will be built at the plant.

Emerging South African train manufacturer Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) has kick-started an annual internship programme with the awarding of internships to 22 national diploma and university graduates.

Ekurhuleni mayor councillor Mzwandile Masina applauded Gibela’s recently launched maths, science and English project.