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Commuter rail on the rise

Railroad equipment supplier Gibela aims to elevate commuter rail as the transport mode of choice by contributing to safe and reliable public transport, in line with the transport sector’s objectives.

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The train company rebuilding South Africa's commuter fleet

"Delayed" and "canceled," two words that infuriate and frustrate train commuters on platforms all over the world. South Africa is no exception to this, as these words regularly appear on the signal boards of the state-owned service, but that could be about to change as major investments aim to modernize the rail network.

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Gibela’s first new commuter train nearly ready to be handed over to PRASA

Gibela will soon be handing over its first completed commuter train to PRASA. A second, state-of-the-art Xtra’polis Mega commuter train is nearing completion, with a minimum of six trains scheduled to be delivered to PRASA by the end of the first quarter of 2019.

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Gibela finished building of first train, ready to hand over to PRASA

Dunnottar – Gibela is ready to hand over the newly built South African commuter train to its customer, Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) before the end of this year.

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South African's transport milestone

The October Transport Month (OTM) campaign has gone from strength to strength since its inaugural launch in 2005 showcasing government's unprecedented levels of improvement and success in transport infrastructure delivery, namely: road, rail, aviation and maritime.

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South African youth are transforming the rail sector!

They are employed at the first of a kind – R1 billion train manufacturing facility in Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, about 50km east of Johannesburg.

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Ramaphosa inaugurates R1bn train manufacturing facility, training centre in Nigel

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday officially opened the R1-billion, 78 ha Gibela train manufacturing facility at Dunnottar Park, in Nigel, east of Johannesburg.

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R1bn train manufacturing plant a catalyst for rail transport – Cyril

President Cyril Ramaphosa said today that South Africa’s state-of-the-art train manufacturing plant was a catalyst for the transformation of passenger rail services and public transport.

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Ekurhuleni is the 'engine of economic growth' - Ramaphosa at launch of train plant

South Africa's number one has described Ekurhuleni, where the official launch of a multibillion-rand train manufacturing plant was held, as the engine of economic growth in the country.

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New train manufacturing plant launched in Nigel

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

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Minister of Transport celebrates transport month

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.

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Driving economic growth through transport

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.

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Make a difference campaign launched

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

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