Gautrain plans to extend network

2013-10-21 08:46
Johannesburg - The Gautrain Management Agency has revealed that they plan to extend their rail network to the south of Johannesburg.

Tourism Update reports that the proposal forms part of a 25-year Integrated Transport Master Plan (ITMP25), which was released by Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport mec, Ismail Vadi, in August.

The plan highlights the need to prioritise public transport and set up the rail system as the backbone of the transport network.

Proposed extensions to the network include:

- A link from the existing Gautrain Park Station to Westgate in the Johannesburg CDB;
- A link from the existing Rhodesfield Station to Boksburg;
- A rapid rail link from Naledi in Soweto to Mamelodi via either the proposed Gautrain Samrand Station or the existing Gautrain Midrand Station;
- A link from the existing Gautrain Sandton Station to Randburg.
- A metropolitan railway system based on the existing PRASA/Metrorail
- A commuter rail network that provides mobility between concentrations of residential and employment areas.

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