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PRASA - Commuters Pleased With New Train




On 7 February, the first X’Trapolis Mega train, built by Gibela for PRASA, carried its first passengers on the Koedoespoort – Rissik Corridor, in Pretoria.

According to Gibela, commuters were visibly pleased and full of praise for the new train, in particular, its modern, ergonomic design, comfort levels and speed.

The new off-peak service started in early February and will operate on weekdays and Saturdays between 08h30 and 15h30. A total of 25 trips will run on a daily basis until the start of official commercial services. Once operational, PRASA expects to have nine trains running in the Pretoria region by March 2017.

Gibela CEO, Marc Granger, states: “This is a historic moment for Gibela, its shareholders and the country at large, as South African commuters finally get a taste of a service that marks the entry into a new age of rail.”

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