News and Media

2017

X’Trapolis Mega EMUs enter revenue service

South Africa: The first 13 X'Trapolis Mega electric multiple-units for Metrorail commuter routes entered revenue service on the Pretoria suburban network on May 9 after being unveiled by President Jacob Zuma.

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Gibela Makes Impact Locally With Recruitment Drive, Shortlisting Of SMME Contracts

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) has completed the first round of recruitment of full-time employees for the car body shell workshop at its new train manufacturing plant at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni.

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Stakeholder engagement forum relaunched, community liaison officers appointed

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) has completed the first round of recruitment of full-time employees for the car body shell workshop at its new train manufacturing plant at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, successfully filling all 49 skilled and semi-skilled boilermaker and welder posts – as planned – with historically disadvantaged (HD) applicants from 13 local communities.

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Calm restored in Duduza; work resumes on construction of Gibela’s R1 billion train manufacturing facility

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) has welcomed the restoration of law and order in Duduza, Ekurhuleni today, following weeks of community unrest.

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Gibela to resume Dunnottar plant construction as Duduza protests die down

Construction work can now resume at Gibela Rail Transport Consortium’s (Gibela’s) R1-billion train manufacturing facility at Dunnottar.

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Gibela restarts work at Dunnottar facility

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium said on Tuesday that it has restarted construction work at the R1bn train manufacturing facility at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, after a week of community unrest came to an end.

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Gibela accelerates engagement to resolve escalating Duduza unrest

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) is accelerating its engagement with representatives of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) and elected community leaders in a bid to end continuing unrest in Duduza, Ekurhuleni.

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PRASA - Commuters pleased with new train

On 7 February, the first X’Trapolis Mega train, built by Gibela for PRASA, carried its first passengers on the Koedoespoort – Rissik Corridor, in Pretoria.

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Gibela launches massive recruitment drive for operators, artisans, trainees

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) has launched an extensive campaign to recruit operators and artisans for its new manufacturing facility and trainees for its new training centre, both at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni.

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Job opportunities

Gibela is a new, exciting, empowered South African company, charged with the building of South Africa’s new commuter trains right here in South Africa, by South Africans, over the next 10 years. In doing so, Gibela will revitalise South Africa’s once-proud railway industry

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Gibela: first passengers

Tuesday, 7 February 2017 was a big day for Gibela, its customer, PRASA and thousands of excited rail commuters travelling in the Koedoespoort – Rissik Corridor in Pretoria. The first of 600 new, state-of-the-art X’Trapolis Mega trains built by Gibela for PRASA carried its first passengers, paving the way for its entry into full commercial service.

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