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R1bn development for Cape Town station forecourt

R1bn development for Cape Town station forecourt

120-room hotel, office and retail complex worth R1 billion is expected to be complete by mid-2019.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | The trains for future of South Africa’s cities

The firsts new PRASA commuter trains produced at Alstom’s Lapa plant in Brazil will be ready by the end 2015.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | PRASA upgrades the old apartheid concourse at Cape Town station

The upgraded Parade Concourse at Cape Town Station was recently unveiled.

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The State of Transport in Cape Town: an interview with Brett Herron

Editor, Rashiq Fataar interviews Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport in Cape Town to get a grip on the state of transport in Cape Town and the future ambitions of South Africa’s second largest city.

Hundreds of Brazilian security officers, backed by armoured vehicles and helicopters, have occupied 12 shanty towns in Rio de Janeiro. Source: AP

The Cities This Week: Edition 36

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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South Africa to purchase new trains to replace ancient rail fleet

 
The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela), comprising Alstom-Actom has beaten out several other rail companies and consortia, to be named as the preferred supplier for the PRASA Rolling Stock Fleet Renewal Programme which will see “3600 vehicles delivered over a 10 year period from 2015 to 2025, with a cost implication of R51 billion”.
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Cape Town’s new Transport Authority

What will a new Transport Authority mean for the future of rail services in Cape Town?

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New Metrorail trains could arrive by 2014

This week Lucky Montana, CEO of the Passanger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), announced that the first train could be delivered by 2014 or 2015.

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Should cities take over the operation of rail services?

Differing views about the role cities should play in the operation of rail services. Vote at our poll.

Cape Town chosen to lead South African rail devolution

Transport Minister begins the transfer of control for Metrorail to City
MEDIA RELEASE 14 FEBRUARY 2012 
The City of Cape Town has welcomed the announcement that Transport Minister S’bu Ndebele intends transferring control over Metrorail’s passenger rail services, from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to the City.
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