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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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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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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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Latest news from Dunnottar

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.

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Latest news from Dunnottar (2)

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 for railway-specific artisan skills and an engineering centre of excellence.

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Gibela’s X’Trapolis Mega train to launch next year

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.

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Gibela JV obtains provisional acceptance certificate for first X’Trapolis Mega train (2)

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.

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PRASA awards Gibela with Provisional Acceptance Certificate

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.

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Gibela progresses Dunnottar site, highlights 500 000 lost-time injury-free hours

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.

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

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

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First new PRASA trains take to the tracks in Tshwane

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).

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