News and Media

2017

Gibela launches enterprise development programme

Gibela has launched an enterprise development programme to help new and established businesses in South Africa’s rail sector achieve growth and create jobs.

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Numbers tell story of progress made in three years

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) this week celebrates its third anniversary with a list of landmark achievements that sets South Africa’s railway sector well on track to recovery after decades of languishment.

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New CEO for Gibela

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) has announced the appointment of Thierry Darthout as Chief Executive Officer to succeed Marc Granger.

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Our mega footprint on South Africa’s rail industrialisation

Johannesburg, South Africa: Tuesday, 13 June 2017. For Gibela, our contribution to South Africa's rail industrialisation involves the bringing together of people and processes to make products that, together, will result in the first new commuter passenger trains to be built on South African soil in more than 40 years.

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Construction of Dunnottar factory site at 50% completion

Gibela has reached the 50% completion milestone of the construction of its train manufacturing facility in Dunnottar, east of Johannesburg – exactly one year into the construction programme.

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Numbers tell story of progress made in three years

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) celebrates its third anniversary with a list of landmark achievements that sets South Africa’s railway sector well on track to recovery after decades of languishment.

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First trains built by Gibela enter commercial service

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday unveiled 13 new passenger trains to be operated by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's (PRASA's) Metrorail division.

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First trains built by Gibela enter commercial service

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday unveiled 13 new passenger trains to be operated by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's (PRASA's) Metrorail division.

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Smooth ride for Pretoria train commuters

Daily travelling by train is no longer going to be a headache for commuters in Pretoria, thanks to PRASA's newly unveiled world class locomotives.

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Zuma launches new PRASA train

President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday that government was investing a lot of money to improve the way people travel, adding that the launch of the new Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) trains marked the beginning of a 20-year modernisation programme.

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X'Trapolis Mega officially handed over to the people of South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa: Tuesday, 09 May 2017. The first of 600 new commuter trains for South Africa - built by Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) - were today launched by the President of the country, Jacob Zuma, and the customer, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), at an inaugural ceremony held in Pretoria.

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Presidential Launch of Peoples Trains For South Africans

President Zuma today successfully launched the new PRASA trains operated by Metrorail. The new trains, affectionately known as "The People's Train" , are part of PRASA's modernisation programme, which will be implemented over the next 20 years.

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