Rousing Send-off For Gibela’s First South-African-Built Commuter Train

Hundreds of Gibela employees gathered today to give a rousing send-off to the first South African-built X’trapolis Mega commuter train. To the strains of vuvuzelas and loud cheers, the six-car train left Gibela’s new train-manufacturing complex at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, en route for the Wolmerton depot of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), north of Pretoria. Gibela’s CEO, Thierry Darthout says the train has taken 14 months to complete, with production beginning in September

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