President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country’s train services need to improve in order to cater for the millions of passengers.

Minister of Transport Blade Nzimande has welcomed Transport Month by going on his first trip on South Africa’s new commuter trains – Gibela’s very own X’Trapolis Mega. 702 journalist Aki Anastasiou went along for the ride.

The Gauteng Department of Transport has embarked on a campaign to create awareness on the importance of transport as a driver and an enabler for economic growth.

Gibela recognising the importance of educational support - at all levels - in surrounding communities.

Local women will rule the game in the construction of about 600 new commuter trains over the next 10 years.

Gibela has initiated manufacturing trials of the first locally made train car at the Gibela train factory, in Dunnottar, on the East Rand.

Gibela has initiated manufacturing trials of the first locally made train car at the Gibela train factory, in Dunnottar, on the East Rand.

Commuters making use of the 18 new X’Ttrapolis Mega commuter trains, supplied by Gibela to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) are “extremely happy” with the new rolling stock, says PRASA strategic asset development group executive Piet Sebola.