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Old February 28th, 2007, 05:47 AM   #21
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Thanks for sharing. Hope you will keep this thread updated. Be good to follow the developments.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 12:52 AM   #22
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Old March 1st, 2007, 07:34 AM   #23
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The main challenge remains convincing South Africans to get off their cars. Due to the fact that SA has had virtually no usable public transport system in place, everyone is used to getting in their own car (most of the time, alone) and spending an hour stuck in traffic. The only form of public transport that exist now is a bus network with very little predictability in terms of schedule and a very limited coverage. The other form of transport (especially for the majority of the black communities) is mini bus taxis that are akin to flying coffins run by individuals who act like a law unto themselves. The govt is embarking on a $1 billion project to re-capitalize these mini-bus taxis and regulate them. This is causing a lot of friction between the industry and the govt.

But the quickest way to describe public transport in SA now is "if you don't have your own car, you are in big trouble". The govt is however throwing a lot of money (collectively over $10 billion) into this problem with all sorts of projects underway to resolve this problem which is obviously critical especially with the 2010 FIFA World Cup coming up!
thats true. I stayed out in midrand at my cousins and to get anywhere you needed a car. so being stuck there one day not able to go anywhere wasn't too fun. I was afraid to go out and walk in case i got lost or couldn't get back into their "compound" of cluster homes.

i did see a few double decker busses in the downtown but i think they were very limited and stopped running around 7 pm
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Old March 1st, 2007, 11:26 AM   #24
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In the next pictures you will see the current public transportation infrastructure. This is inadequate with very little coverage and unreliable schedules. The trains have also suffered from years of neglect and lack of safety. This is changing though:-

Metro rail trains at park station

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Mini-bus taxi rank

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Metro bus network, the guys waiting for the bus in this picture clearly demonstrates
how unpredictable the time schedules can be.

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Old March 7th, 2007, 10:08 AM   #25
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here's a video on the Gautrain


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Old March 9th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #26
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Time for Sandton to take Gautrain construction pain.

09 Mar 2007 - Chantelle Benjamin - Business Day

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First it was Rosebank, then Braamfontein, and now road diversions are to be introduced in Sandton from tomorrow to enable the Gautrain construction programme to go ahead.

First it was Rosebank, then Braamfontein, and now road diversions are to be introduced in Sandton from tomorrow to enable the Gautrain construction programme to go ahead.

Rivonia Road northbound, between Fifth and West streets, will be closed from March 10 for the construction of the Sandton station. These diversions will be in place until January 2009.

The Sandton station, at 45m underground, is to be the deepest of the 10 Gautrain stations and will serve as the interchange linking OR Tambo Airport, Pretoria and Johannesburg city centre. Passengers travelling from Tshwane or downtown Johannesburg will be able to change trains in Sandton to go to their various destinations.

The Sandton Central Management District has undertaken to distribute pamphlets to motorists and residents with the road diversion map. They will contain details in an effort to ease potential traffic disruptions through Sandton caused by the detours.

Bombela spokeswoman Yolisa Tyantsi said businesses in the area had already been given these details.

“In partnership with the Johannesburg metropolitan police department and Johannesburg Roads Agency, a reasonable time will be allowed for the traffic to adjust to the new configuration, after which careful monitoring and evaluation of traffic will be done,” she said.

Construction will also be taking place at a new temporary taxi rank that will be situated in front of the Sandton library, near Rivonia Road and West Street.

Parking for library visitors has now been moved to the northern side of the construction site and is accessible from the West Street entrance into Sandton Square.

Road diversions are also in place in Braamfontein, where Smit and Wolmarans streets, one- way streets going east and west respectively, convert into two-way roads for several blocks. This diversion will be in place until October this year to allow for construction of an extended Park Station, which is being designed to accommodate the Gautrain.

In the Kempton Park area, access to Kimmerling Street via Vallei Road and Proctor Street will also be closed.

Access to properties in Kimmerling Street will be accessible via Canopus Street and Daniel Road. However, construction vehicles will also get to Kimmerling Street via these two roads.

The Bombela construction consortium has again called for the understanding of residents affected or inconvenienced by the construction.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 04:27 PM   #27
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looks like they have started sinking the shaft at the Sandton station

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Old March 9th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #28
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Old March 11th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #29
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Wow, looks good! Is Pretoria to Jo'burg only about 70 km?
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Old March 12th, 2007, 05:04 PM   #31
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Wow, looks good! Is Pretoria to Jo'burg only about 70 km?
Pretoria to Joburg i believe is 55-60 kilometers, these days the kilometers are getting smaller and smaller as both cities continue to expand closer to each other.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 07:28 PM   #32
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Gautrain steams ahead

By KENNEDY MUDZULI

BOMBELA says the Gautrain, South Africa’s first rapid-rail network, is well on track.The operator disclosed yesterday that Kimmerling Street in Kempton Park would be closed to allow for track construction of and truck access.
Preparatory work for the road closure took place during the day yesterday, while the traffic diversion was expected to come into effect last night.
The multi-billion rand project, scheduled for completion in 2010, is gaining momentum.

Similar traffic diversions have already taken place in Rosebank, while another will be implemented in the Sandton CBD on Saturday.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 12:10 AM   #33
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work-in-progress at Rosebank station, the entire dual carriage road has been closed (new one-way made to enable traffic into this shopping mall to get in and out.

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Old March 25th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #34
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a clearer picture of the implosion of the buildings in Joburg CBD to make way for new Gautrain station. all rubble has been cleared and the place is now hectic with construction workers, trucks and machinery.

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Old March 26th, 2007, 01:26 PM   #35
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Thales bids for Gautrain fares

Johannesburg - Tainted French defence and electronic systems giant, Thales, is shortlisted for a lucrative contract in the multibillion-rand Gautrain Rapid Rail Link project.

Thales, a multinational conglomerate formerly known as Thomson-CSF that is now known in South Africa as Thint, gained notoriety here for its involvement in the country's arms procurement deal.

City Press has reliably learnt that Thales is one of three companies still vying for the electronic ticketing system (Automatic Fare Collection) contract for Gautrain, said to be worth R100m.

The other horses still in the race are Titima, an SA/Singapore consortium, and the ERG Group, the American developer and supplier of integrated fare management and software systems for the transit industry.

Thales, which is believed to be the frontrunner for the contract, has recently strengthened its transportation and security services division by acquiring the transportation and security services business of Alcatel-Lucent.

A press statement on the company website, issued last month, said the agreement aimed at strengthening the cooperation between Thales and Alcatel-Lucent by developing the synergies between the two groups in terms of technologies, systems and international presence - both industrial and commercial.

Secure card payment solutions

"The assets contributed by Alcatel-Lucent in January 2007 include its world-leading rail signalling activities, as well as the entirety of its solutions and integrated systems for the security of critical infrastructure activities," the statement read in part.

A follow-up release announced the launch of Thales' e-Transactions business line, a provider of secure card payment solutions.

It said it had launched a new software application for the Artema Mobile terminal to enable electronic payment in taxis, developed in partnership with TeleCash, a provider of cashless payment services.

"The application means that passengers no longer have to worry about carrying sufficient cash when taking a taxi and are automatically provided with a printed receipt."

The Gauteng provincial government, on whose behalf Gautrain is being constructed, has said it intended to integrate Gautrain into the other modes of public transport, with a uniform fare collection system.

Thales, whose dealings in the SA arms deal led to the conviction of Schabir Shaik on charges of fraud and corruption, has previously been accused by one of its former executives of organising a centralised slush fund to bribe and corrupt officials in order to win contracts.

'Irregularities'

The company issued a formal denial of the story, stressing that Michel Josserand, former head of Thales' engineering and consulting unit, had been sacked for his involvement in "irregularities".

Thales employs 60 000 people in 50 countries and generated revenues of €10.3bn in 2005 (R98bn) and had an order book of €20bn (R175bn).

Attempts at getting comment from Thales were unsuccessful.

Gautrain concessionaire Bombela was also not able to comment until tomorrow, when it expects to hear from the operations and maintenance unit which is handling the tender adjudication process.

Bombela spokesperson Yolisa Tyantsi said her office was not responsible for procurements.

Gautrain spokesperson Barbara Jensen referred all enquiries to the Bombela office.
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Work at the airport station

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work at the Rosebank station

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Thanks for the updates kulani
It looks like it's progressing really well.
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