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Gibela targeting 72% local content at peak of train-delivery contract

Gibela CEO Marc Granger is positive the R51-billion deal that will see the Alstom-led consortium supply 600 new trains, up to 2027, to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) will move ahead swiftly this year.

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Site work begins on R1bn Gauteng train manufacturing plant

Site clearing and earthworks for the R1-billion Dunnottar train manufacturing facility, in Ekurhuleni, which is being developed by the Alstom-led (61%) Gibela consortium, is moving ahead, following the award of a contract to Trencon Construction, of Edenvale.

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PRASA to test its new trains to get on track

The much-anticipated test by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) of the new state-of -the-art train is creating a buzz as it is scheduled to kick off before the end of this month.

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First Metrorail test train arrives in S Africa

Some 18 months after the financial close of a passenger train supply contract between the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and Alstom subsidiary Gibela, the State-owned firm has welcomed the arrival of the first test train aimed at replacing the old Metrorail train fleet over the next 20 years.

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SA Passenger rail agency ready to test first of new trains to replace ageing fleet

National news - The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) will soon replace its ageing Metrorail fleet with a new model, the organisation said on Friday.

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First new test train arrives in SA

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa said the journey to modernising the country's rail system has earnestly begun. This, with the arrival of the first test train which will be replacing the old Metrorail train fleet over the next 20 years.

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PRASA ready to test first of new trains

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa said the journey to modernising the country's rail system has earnestly begun. This, with the arrival of the first test train which will be replacing the old Metrorail train fleet over the next 20 years.

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First Metrorail test train arrives in S Africa (2)

Some 18 months after the financial close of a passenger train supply contract between the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and Alstom subsidiary Gibela, the State-owned firm has welcomed the arrival of the first test train aimed at replacing the old Metrorail train fleet over the next 20 years.

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PRASA receives first of 600 new commuter train sets

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has taken delivery of its first commuter bound passenger train set intended to replace the aging fleet of Metro units. Secluded to undergo testing for the next seven months before being put into service, the Brazilian-built X’Trapolis Mega forms part of the state-owned parastatal’s R172-million investment to modernise its rolling stock over the next 20 years.

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Gibela addresses prospects of local job creation

Hidelberg/Nigel heraut - Gibela, (a joint venture between Alstom Southern Africa, New Africa Rail and Ubumbano), said it is confident they will meet the target of constructing a multi-billion Rand modern train manufacturing facility in Dunnottar.

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Gibela’s supplier workshop goes off without a hitch

Engineering News - Ahead of the start of construction of the Gibela Rail Transport Consortium’s
R1-billion modern manufacturing facility and ancillary supplier business park, in Dunnottar, on the East Rand, the company gathered in excess of 450 aspiring contractors at a sector-specific workshop on Tuesday.

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S.Africa takes leap into the world of high-tech train manufacturing

CNBC Africa - South Africa is about to take a leap into the world of high-tech train manufacturing as the Gibela Rail Transport Consortium gears up to build a R1 billion, factory complex at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.

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