120-room hotel, office and retail complex worth R1 billion is expected to be complete by mid-2019.
The firsts new PRASA commuter trains produced at Alstom’s Lapa plant in Brazil will be ready by the end 2015.
The upgraded Parade Concourse at Cape Town Station was recently unveiled.
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.
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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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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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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.