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Old April 21st, 2009, 11:20 PM   #201
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Beg your pardon Pule,
R40-m is the latest figure for GAUTRAIN (up from the original ? R6-billion?),
while BRT was quoted at R20-b earlier this year (full cost) and later it was
R23-billion....I read engineering magazines, where figures tend to be right as the target readership are the contractors: road construction/road/traffic engineers and bus manufacturers.

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Satine, Got something online to support you figures like a link or something? 2 billion and 20 billion is such a big difference.
Please do the quotes like name of engineering megazine or so.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 10:29 PM   #202
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Rea Vaya BRT

BRT Johannesburg Phase 1 of the estimated R2-billion project, which is now reaching the end of the operational planning phase, will run arti-culated ‘right-of-way’ buses along dedicated median bus lanes in both directions across Johannesburg by 2010, covering almost half of Johannesburg, commented Stanway.
Eventually there will be 330 km of roads spanned.
Then you must add on the cost of the buses, the plans, consultants,
training, operations cost ....and zillions of add-on costs.

Just watch it...how the Gautrain costs escalated and the Arms Deal costs escalated.

Satine...any road engineers on this forum ?
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 10:41 PM   #203
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JHB freeway cost - upgrade

Here we go...April 2008 the Minsiter of Transport Minister Jeff Radebe said at a media briefing in Pretoria eek that about R23-billion would be spent on the Gauteng freeway scheme; R16-billion on improving the passenger rail system during the next three to four years; and about R2-billion on train stations.

Ok, BRT phase one 120km = R2-billion by 2010;
then another two-thirds to go for the full BRT plan,
that infrastructure only (exclusing buses, training, consultants, plans, designs, etc...)

Have you read in the papers (The Star, Citizen, Radio) this week that Jacob Zuma ( tomorrow he will probably be SA's new president) has called for a halt of the BRT (in its present form) and he backs the taxi industrys grievances.

I can't wait to learn the outcome...

Personally, with an eye on the budget (and also in the papers last week we read the JHb is practically bankrupt), I'd relive the MetroBus service and jack up its management....so much cheaper and faster, and less stressful for the ratepayers.

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Old April 23rd, 2009, 10:59 PM   #204
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And by June 2008, Bob Stanway (BRT's mastermind) is getting more forthright and by now the BRT phase 1 has jumped from 'only R2-billion' to R10-billion: [ see source below ]

<< The cost of phase one is about R10-billion, he (Bob Stanway) adds, with infrastructure costs at R2,2-billion to R2,5-billion, the cost of acquiring the buses R2-billion, and operating contracts valued at about R5-billion.

“We’ve been chasing money aggressively,” says Stanway.

Of the R2-billion capital expenditure required for phases 1A and 1B of the BRT system, 87% will flow from national government, with the remainder to be provided by the council, he adds.

The city has also received two operational expenditure donations, with R20-million coming from the German government, and R25-million from the Global Environment Fund.

It is estimated that Johannesburg’s BRT system may reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 370 148 t/y ****if***** 15% of car users who live within 500 m of the system switch to the bus network.

Stanway says potential risks of the project include funding.

“We have the capex, but we need to make sure the new bus operators are in a strong enough position to access funding to buy the required buses.”

Stanway says congestion during construction, bus delivery lead times, taxi industry participation, timely environmental approval, and the stretched capacity of the construction industry have all been identified as risks to the project.

• Bob Stanway spoke at the Intelligent Transport Systems South Africa traveller and passenger information workshop.


Now that is only BRT Phase 1. Two-thirds more to come...that's another R20-billion...
now we are up to R30-billion....

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Old April 24th, 2009, 03:34 AM   #205
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Tight clearances, loading gauge

From the looks of it they're using a British loading gauge, given the quite narrow spacing between the tracks. I think this is unfortunate with new build construction; they ought to be leaving the clearances for bigger equipment. Let's at least hope there's enough vertical clearance for double-decker trains in the future.

The UK gauge is more than a full foot narrower than the standard in the US narrower even than continental Europe. As far as I know the Shinkansen in Japan is close to the US proportions. This creates some real problems for adding capacity; you can't just put honking big double-deck cars on there like some of the commuter and intercity services in the US or the TGV in France.
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Satine, you have also enlighted me, thanks buddy.
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By the way construction will still proceed and even today in the morning they guys were still working. I will provide the updates of construction next week. Zuma will finally win the over taxi guys as he knows how to address the people unlike the former President. The taxi guys were not adequately engaged.
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I'm beginning to like the taxi guys. At least they know what they want. The Free Market Foundation once elaborated under "Let the people Rule" that 'poor people' aren't in the least bit dumb. They know exactly what's good for them, and what's good for them and their families benefits their immediate society. And with this in mind, the (microbus) Taxi Industry came into being.

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Construction Update: May 2009





A) SOUTHERN SECTION
1. Underground section

PARK STATION



JOHANNESBURG PARK STATION, CONSTRUCTION OF THE STATION BOX



JOHANNESBURG PARK STATION, CONSTRUCTION OF A PLATFORM ON
RAIL LEVEL

Construction of the concourse slab is approaching completion. Work continues on the station roof slab and the platforms at rail level. Casting of the columns that will support the parkade structure above the station is in progress.

Tunnelling activities at Park Station continued, with the single tunnel excavation towards Rosebank Station reaching approximately 1 304 metres by the end of May 2009.

EMERGENCY ACCESS SHAFT E1 (HILLBROW)

Excavation at Shaft E1, which has a final depth of 80 metres, has reached just over 42 metres.

The single-track rail tunnel between Park Station and Sandton Station will feature seven emergency access shafts. These shafts will provide emergency services personnel access to the tunnels below. At the bottom of certain of these shafts there will be safe havens where passengers can gather in case of an emergency.

EMERGENCY ACCESS SHAFT E2 (THE WILDS, HOUGHTON)

At Shaft E2, where excavation of the 236 metre adit is complete, tunnelling from the end of this connecting passage has advanced along the main tunnel route in both southerly and northerly directions. The one tunnel heads south towards Park Station, while the other tunnel heads north towards Rosebank Station. Towards Park Station, excavation has advanced 312 metres. Towards the north, excavation of this 144 metre long tunnel section linking it to the TBM tunnel, has been completed.

EMERGENCY ACCESS SHAFT E3 (RIVIERA)

At Shaft E3, civil works within the shaft are ongoing. Foundations for the head house structure have commenced. Being a shallow shaft with direct access to the surface, there is no safe haven necessary at the bottom of this shaft.

EMERGENCY ACCESS SHAFT E4 (HOUGHTON)

At Shaft E4, where final shaft lining is complete, excavation of the two connecting adits is also complete. Construction of head house columns has commenced. Like E3, being a shallow shaft with direct access to the surface, there is no safe haven necessary at the bottom of this shaft.

ROSEBANK STATION



ROSEBANK STATION, INSTALLATION OF THE STAIRWAY ONTO
THE PLATFORM



ROSEBANK STATION, BRICKWORK AND PLASTERING OF THE TICKET
OFFICES AND TECHNICAL ROOMS AT CONCOURSE LEVEL

At Rosebank Station, casting of the concourse and roof slabs is well advanced. At rail level, platform construction is ongoing. Brickwork and plastering to the ticket offices and technical rooms at the concourse level is in progress.

Inside the tunnel bored by the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), casting of the invert slab concrete works, on which the railway lines will be installed, has commenced.



INSTALLATION OF THE WALKWAY IN THE TUNNEL FROM ROSEBANK
STATION TOWARDS SANDTON STATION



INSTALLATION OF THE WALKWAY IN THE TUNNEL FROM ROSEBANK
STATION TOWARDS SANDTON STATION

Construction of the northern cut and cover tunnel section linking the station box to the start of the drill and blast tunnel is ongoing. At the southern end of the station, works on the cut & cover tunnel adjoining the TBM tunnel have commenced.

At the corner of Oxford Road and Baker Street, where the TBM site establishment area has been cleared, earthworks and preparatory works for the parkade structure are underway.

EMERGENCY ACCESS SHAFT E5 (DUNKELD, ROSEBANK)

Tunnelling towards Sandton Station – the only section of tunnel being excavated from this shaft - has progressed to 2 047 metres.

EMERGENCY ACCESS SHAFT E6 (ILLOVO)

This shaft has been constructed using a “raise boring” methodology, which entails drilling a pilot hole downwards and then boring a large diameter shaft from the bottom up towards the surface. Raise boring and excavation of this 73 metre deep shaft is complete and shaft lining is about to start.

EMERGENCY ACCESS SHAFT E 7 (WESTERN SIDE OF RIVONIA ROAD, SANDTON)

Shaft E7 is located on the western side of Rivonia Road, opposite ‘The Inandas’ townhouse complex. Excavation of this shaft to its final depth of 69 metres has been completed and excavation of the connecting adit from the bottom of this shaft to the main rail tunnel is in progress, advancing to 90 metres by month end.

SANDTON STATION



SANTON STATION, CAVERN, CONSTRUCTION OF THE B7 TRACK SLAB



SANDTON STATION, AIRPORT LINK TRACK ALIGNMENT AND PLATFORM

Underground station construction works are ongoing in the cavern section between the south and north shafts, as well as within the shafts themselves. These works include the base slabs for the tracks, construction of the various platforms and the various technical rooms and access ways that are located within the shafts.

Construction of Sandton Station’s three level underground parkade is progressing apace, with the multiple parking decks clearly visible from the surrounding buildings. Piling, foundations, column construction and casting of the suspended slabs of the parkade structure are ongoing.

The tunnel being excavated from the southern end of the Station towards E7 and Rosebank has progressed to 1 135 metres, just past the point where the Shaft E7 adit joins the main tunnel. Excavation of this section of the tunnel is, therefore, complete.

MUSHROOM FARM PARK CONSTRUCTION SHAFT

Mushroom Farm Park is a temporary shaft, which was used to provide access for tunnel construction in a northern and southern direction simultaneously. The community park will be fully reinstated once construction operations are complete during the second half of 2009.

Tunnel excavations from Mushroom Farm Park are complete. Continuous lengths of tunnel now extend from the south of Sandton Station, through Mushroom Farm Park and all the way to the portal at Marlboro. Precast walkway installation and construction of civil works within the shaft itself are ongoing. Invert slabs and the partition wall in the double track tunnel towards Marlboro are complete.

MARLBORO PORTAL



OUTER PORTAL STRUCTURE AT MARLBORO PORTAL



LAYING OF TRACKS INSIDE THE TUNNEL TOWARDS MUSHROOM
FARM PARK

Tracklaying within the first 2.5 km of twin-track tunnel from the portal towards Sandton has commenced. Unlike the above ground sections of the route where the rail tracks are supported on concrete sleepers and a conventional ballast system, the rail track construction within the tunnels utilises a ‘state of the art’ trackform system specially developed for this type of application. This comprises pre-cast concrete blocks attached to the underside of the rails, each of which are surrounded by a resilient ‘boot’, which is cast into the concrete track slab.

The temporary flash butt welding facility established adjacent to the portal is fully operational. This is where rails are welded into 216 metre long lengths prior to installation of track within the tunnel.

The civil works within the tunnel between Marlboro Portal and Mushroom Farm Park are substantially complete.

The portal at Marlboro is the point where the tunnel section ‘daylights’. It separates the underground and surface sections of the route.

2. Surface alignment

VIADUCTS 1A AND 11 OVER JUKSKEI RIVER AND EAST BANK ROAD

Viaducts 1A and 11 crossing the Jukskei River and east Bank Drive are both complete.

Between Marlboro Portal and this pair of viaducts, the various culverts, retaining walls, the cross-over structure, final layer earthworks and the three bridges over Zinnia Road are all approaching completion. Tracklaying operations in this area will commence shortly.

MARLBORO STATION



MARLBORO STATION, INSTALLATION OF THE STRUCTURAL
STEEL ROOF



OVER-PLATFORM LINK STRUCTURAL WORK AT MARLBORO STATION

At Marlboro Station, the station and parkade concrete structures are complete and the platforms are well advanced. Erection of structural steelwork for the main concourse, platform links and the platform roofs is approaching completion and roof cladding is in progress. Station building wet trades are substantially complete. Mechanical and electrical (M&E) installations, which include the escalators and lifts, are ongoing.

Construction of a series of underpasses, where the two pairs of railway tunnels cross below the N3 highway alongside the Marlboro Road Bridge just to the north of Marlboro Station, has been completed. Backfilling of the last of these structures has started. Gautrain construction works at the N3 crossing should be completed during July 2009.

B) NORTHERN SECTION (Depot to Hatfield Station)

VIADUCT 2 OVER MODDERFONTEIN SPRUIT

Viaduct 2 and the two adjacent bridges over the future Frankenwald and Maxwell Roads are complete, with railway tracks in place across all three of these structures. Erection of noise barriers along this section of the alignment is also complete.

TRAIN AND BUS DEPOT



INSTALLATION OF COMPUTERS AT THE OCC (OPERATIONS CONTROL
CENTRE) AT THE DEPOT



INSIDE THE CONTROL ROOM BUILDING NEXT TO THE PROPULSION
SUBSTATION

Construction of the Train Depot facilities, including the train system administration buildings and operations control centre, is complete. This centre will be the heartbeat of Gautrain from where signalling, telecommunications, automatic fare collection, traction power and overhead distribution CCTV cameras and maintenance will be managed using world-class, high technology systems.

The train maintenance workshops and the other Depot facilities, including the washing bay for cleaning of the trains and a sand-filling facility, are also complete and operational. The trains are equipped with a sand dispensing mechanism, which deposits a special type of sand onto the rails to improve traction between the wheels and the rail when necessary.

At the Train Depot, Gautrain’s 24 train sets will be maintained, serviced cleaned, and securely stabled overnight. The adjacent Bus Depot will perform a similar function for Gautrain’s dedicated fleet of 125 luxury buses.

At the adjacent Bus Maintenance Depot, where the feeder and distribution service bus service administration building has already been constructed, preparations for the construction of the remaining facilities are in progress. Part of the temporary precast yard which currently occupies this area has been dismantled and earthworks have commenced.

RAIL YARD AND TRACKWORKS



TRACK LAYING ON THE EAST-WEST LINK TOWARDS RHODESFIELD
STATION



TRACK LAYING ON THE EAST-WEST LINK TOWARDS RHODESFIELD
STATION, BOGEY DELIVERING TRACKS

On the East-West airport line, tracklaying from behind Linbro Park towards OR Tambo International Airport commenced at the end of April and is progressing steadily eastwards. About 3 km of twin-track railway lines had been installed on this section of the route by the end of May 2009.

On the North-South line, the twin-track railway lines from just south of Dale Road in Midrand, past the Depot, to behind Linbro Park are complete and operational. This section of the route – which is approximately 7 km long - is used as the ‘test track’, where all trains will be dynamically tested.

All trackwork and the stabling sidings within the Depot area are complete, energized and operational.

RAIL CAR MANUFACTURING AND ASSEMBLY

Gautrain’s rolling stock of 96 rail cars is based on the renowned Bombardier Electrostar series, which is used extensively in the United Kingdom.

The first 15 rail cars were manufactured and fully assembled at Bombardier Transportation’s facility in Derby in the U.K. The manufacture of body shells and components for the remainder of the fleet is ongoing. All 15 of these Derby-built rail cars have been delivered to the Depot, where dynamic testing has commenced.

The body shells and major components for the remaining 81 rail cars are being ‘flat packed’ into crates and shipped to South Africa for assembly in Nigel. Delivery to the Depot of rail cars assembled at Union Carriage and Wagon Partnership in Nigel, which commenced during April 2009, is ongoing.

PRECAST YARD



STORAGE OF THE VIADUCT SEGMENTS AT THE PRE-CAST YARD



CONSTRUCTION WORKERS CASTING SEGMENTS FOR THE
CONSTRUCTION OF VIADUCTS AT THE PRE-CAST YARD

The Precast Yard is equipped to manufacture a variety of precast concrete elements. These include viaduct segments, bridge beams and parapets, tunnel walkway sections and noise barriers. From here, precast elements are transported to the various construction sites as needed. Until the start of decommissioning of parts of this facility at the end of May this year, this has been the largest precasting facility in Africa.

Production of precast components for the various Gautrain structures is well advanced. The last of approximately 3 200 viaduct segments was cast at the end of May 2009. This section of the production line is being dismantled to allow construction of the Bus Depot, which will be located on the area currently occupied by the precast yard, to commence. Production of the remaining precast components, including M-beams for bridges, will be completed by the end of September this year.

VIADUCT 3 OVER ALLENDALE ROAD

North of the Depot, the K60 bridge and Viaduct 3 are both complete. Finishing works in this area, such as final trimming of slopes, hydro seeding and installation of access stairways on embankments are in progress.

MIDRAND STATION



CONSTRUCTION OF THE GRAND CENTRAL BRIDGE AT
MIDRAND STATION



LAYER WORK FOR THE PARKADE AT MIDRAND STATION

At Midrand Station, platform construction and station building works are in progress. Deck and platform construction on the adjacent Grand Central bridge, together with bulk earthworks for the parking areas, are ongoing.

From the Midrand area northwards to the Technopark area at Centurion, relocation of utilities and bulk earthworks are well advanced. Bridge construction and fencing activities continued and final layer works and catenary mast bases are in progress along sections of the route.

VIADUCT 4 OVER RIETSPRUIT AND OLIFANTSFONTEIN ROAD SOUTH

At Viaduct 4, parapet erection and waterproofing is in progress.

VIADUCT 5 OVER THE N1, BEN SCHOEMAN AND INCLUDING CENTURION STATION

The Centurion Station platforms are elevated and are located on Viaduct 5, which runs immediately adjacent and parallel to West Street. The concourse buildings and parking area are at ground level. The viaduct piers in this area have been completed. The viaduct deck spans on which the platforms will be constructed will be erected shortly.

Construction of foundation shafts and piers continued at John Vorster Viaduct and at Jean Avenue Viaduct. Construction of the in-situ balanced cantilever deck sections on top of the piers at each of these viaducts is ongoing. The graceful arched forms of these exceptionally long deck spans are now clearly identifiable, with the span over Jean Avenue almost complete.



VIADUCT 5 AT JEAN AVENUE, CONSTRUCTION OF THE IN-SITU
BALANCED CANTILEVER DECK SECTIONS



VIADUCT 5 AT JOHN VORSTER, CONSTRUCTION OF THE IN-SITU
BALANCED CANTILEVER DECK SECTIONS

Several temporary steel pedestrian bridges have been erected over the N14 highway at the Jean Avenue interchange and across the N1 at John Vorster interchange to provide construction workers safe access across these busy highways.

Viaduct 5 carries the elevated alignment through Centurion and supports the elevated Centurion Station platforms located approximately midway along its length. This viaduct stretches from the John Vorster Interchange crossing the N1 in the south and then continues through Centurion to the Jean Avenue Interchange, crossing the Ben Schoeman highway in the north. Along this section, preloading, grouting and piling of viaduct pier foundations were ongoing, and pile cap and pier construction continued.



CONSTRUCTION OF VIADUCT 5 THROUGH CENTURION



LAUNCHING GIRDER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF VIADUCT 5
THROUGH CENTURION

Using a launching girder, erection of precast viaduct deck segments opposite the Centurion Rugby Club, continued westwards. Twelve spans were in place by the end of May. A second launching girder has also commenced with segment erection progressing in the opposite direction. When completed, this section of the viaduct will be linked to the balanced cantilever viaduct crossing John Vorster interchange. One span of segments had been placed on this section by month end.

VIADUCT 6 OVER EEUFEES ROAD

At Viaduct 6, large diameter foundation piling is almost complete at the pier positions. Dynamic compaction below the southern approach fills has been completed. Construction of the underpass structures, where the Eeufees off-ramp will pass below the Gautrain railway lines, has started.

VIADUCT 7 OVER NELSON MANDELA BOULEVARD

Construction of this viaduct is progressing well. The deck to the section that will carry the railway lines across Nelson Mandela Boulevard is clearly visible. The M Beams for the first eight spans of Viaduct 7 have been placed in position. Piling and foundation construction for the remaining sections of this ‘Y-shaped’ structure that will carry the Gautrain tracks over the existing railway lines is ongoing.

Near Salvokop at the approach to Tshwane, a cut & cover structure will cross below the Ben Schoeman highway. The first phase of construction is complete. The temporary northbound deviation was opened to traffic in mid-January and excavation of the second phase of this structure below the permanent northbound carriageway has been completed. Construction of the concrete works for the second phase cut and cover structure is in progress.

PRETORIA STATION



PRETORIA STATION, INSTALLATION OF THE STEEL STRUCTURE FOR
THE ROOF CANOPY OVER THE PLATFORM



CONSTRUCTION OF PRETORIA STATION

At Pretoria Station, structural concrete works and brickwork at the concourse and associated technical and operational facilities are ongoing. Construction of the platform is well advanced and erection of platform canopy steelwork is substantially complete.

HATFIELD STATION



HATFIELD STATION, CONSTRUCTION OF THE ADJACENT
MULTI-STORY PARKADE



COLUMN CONSTRUCTION FOR THE THE ADJACENT MULTI-STORY
PARKADE AT HATFIELD STATION, VANTAGE POINT

Column construction and casting of suspended slabs at the parkade structure are ongoing.
Lateral support works adjacent to the platforms is substantially complete. Excavation of the southern embankment ahead of platform construction is in progress.

Between Pretoria Station and Hatfield Station, a number of bridges crossing the existing railway line require to be either widened or lengthened to accommodate the adjacent Gautrain tracks. Whilst some of these bridges have already been completed and reopened to traffic, works on a number of the remaining structures is ongoing.

C) EAST-WEST AIRPORT LINK

3. Airport Link (Marlboro Station to OR Tambo International Airport)

Tracklaying from behind Linbro Park towards OR Tambo International Airport commenced at the end of April 2009 and is progressing eastwards on an incremental basis. Approximately 3 km of twin-track railway lines had been installed by the end of May 2009.

Construction works are in progress along this entire section and are well advanced. Work is nearing completion at all of the eleven bridges along the Airport Link and construction of the three viaducts on this section of the route is substantially complete.

VIADUCT 13 OVER CENTENARY WAY, MODDERFONTEIN

Viaduct 13 is complete. Tracklaying over this structure will commence shortly.

VIADUCT 14 OVER ZUURFONTEIN ROAD AND RAILWAY LINE

Viaduct 14 is substantially complete and completion of the western approach fill is in imminent. Tracklaying over this structure will commence within the next few weeks.

VIADUCT 15 INCLUDING RHODESFIELD STATION



RHODESFIELD STATION, ERECTION OF THE PLATFORM ROOF
STRUCTURE



RHODESFIELD STATION, ERECTED PLATFORM ROOF STRUCTURE
AND INSTALLATION OF THE ROOF

Structural works continued to the supports for the escalators and the access and escape stairs linking the concourse to the elevated platforms. Erection of the platform roof structure is complete, including cladding. At ground level, concourse building works are well advanced and the parking area earthworks are in progress.

The Rhodesfield Station platforms are elevated and are located approximately one third of the way along Viaduct 15, directly above the existing Metrorail (now PRASA) railway lines running between Isando and Kempton Park. The station entrance, concourse and parking area will be positioned at ground level on the eastern side of the existing railway lines.

PRASA has recently commenced construction of a new station on its system, immediately adjacent to the Gautrain station. This will provide commuters with a convenient transfer link between the Gautrain and PRASA systems.

VIADUCT 15 INCLUDING OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STATION



INSTALLATION OF TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT AT OR TAMBO
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STATION, FARE GATES



INSTALLATION OF TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT AT OR TAMBO
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STATION, PROTOTYPE TICKET VENDING MACHINE

Finishing works within the concourse are well advanced and preparations for the installation of technical equipment, such as ticket vending machines and fare gates, has commenced.

Externally, erection of the elevated platform structures located on the adjacent Viaduct 15, is substantially complete.

All spans on Viaduct 15 are erected and parapet installation is also complete. The 1.5 km long Viaduct 15 is by far the longest viaduct on the east-west section of the route. This viaduct supports both the Rhodesfield and ORTIA Station platforms and will carry the double track railway line over the R21/R24 road network to the elevated OR Tambo International Airport Station. The ORTIA Station concourse is directly linked to the departures level of the adjacent new Central Terminal Building, one level below.

D) OVERALL PROGRESS

Construction started at the end of September 2006. Gautrain will be completed in two phases:

1. The first phase has a duration of 45 months. It includes the network between the OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton and includes the stations at OR Tambo, Rhodesfield, Marlboro and Sandton, together with the Depot and Operations Control Centre located near Allandale Road in Midrand.
2. The second phase, being constructed concurrently, will be completed in 54 months, towards 2011. It includes the remainder of the rail network and stations linking Sandton to Park Station in Johannesburg and the route from Midrand to Hatfield.

Toll-free call centre: 0800-GAUTRAIN (0800-42887246). The call centre is operational weekdays between 7am and 7pm with an answering system after-hours.

Communities are reminded that regular Community Liaison Forums are held in affected areas. These afford residents the opportunity to voice their concerns and have their questions answered by Gautrain officials who are present at these meetings.

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Wow, I like the stations! For when will this system be ready? I thought I had read May. Might've skipped over an update.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #215
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It was supposed to have started in May but the squabble between the government and taxi people caused the delay. We are now promised that it will start functioning in August and so we will wait-and-see.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 08:34 AM   #216
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Rea Vaya being introduced to Soweto public yesterday.
























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Old August 18th, 2009, 09:16 PM   #217
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Wow!!!
It's full working right now??

How many buses has been introduced?
How long are the exclusive bus ways??

Saludos!!
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Old August 20th, 2009, 01:43 AM   #218
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that sucks! Bandwidth exceeded.
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Old August 24th, 2009, 10:29 AM   #219
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Looking fabulous!! Can't wait to September!
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