Gautrain extension to complement, not compete with Prasa

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Johannesburg - The next multibillion-rand phase of the Gautrain project will complement rather than compete with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and the province’s integrated transport system, according to Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe.

His comment came after Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi announced that a feasibility study found the project to be viable and that the provincial government would start preparing for the project.

Van der Merwe this week said that Prasa, which already operates its trains in the areas earmarked for the extension, and Gautrain would coexist.

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