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PRASA’s X’Trapolis Trains - Trail Runs Due to Start in Mamelodi

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has awarded Gibela a provisional acceptance certificate for the first X’Trapolis train set, which arrived from Brazil earlier this year. The provisional acceptance certificate will pave the way for (PRASA) to start trial runs in preparation for the commencement of commercial service, scheduled for the latter half of 2017.

PRASA has announced that the first phase of the trials are scheduled to run between Pienaarspoort Station in Mamelodi and Rissik Street Station in Hatfield, Pretoria, between 1 December and 16 January. PRASA indicated that the initial run will be conducted without passengers onboard, in compliance with the safety standards stipulated by the Railway Safety Regulator of South Africa (RSR). However, from 18 January to 28 February 2017, the second phase of the trial run will give passengers an opportunity to travel on the new train between Koedoespoort Station and Rissik Street Station. 

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