By: Irma Venter
The feasibility study on the possible expansion of the 80 km Gautrain system should be completed by January next year, says Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe.
The proposed routes under investigation include a link from the existing Gautrain Park station, underneath the city, to Westgate; a link from the existing Gautrain Rhodesfield station to Boksburg; a link from the existing Gautrain Sandton station to Randburg and Honeydew; and a link from Naledi, in Soweto, to Mamelodi, through either the proposed Gautrain Samrand station or the existing Gautrain Midrand station.
Van der Merwe says the expansion project has been registered with government as a public-private partnership.
He says the project forms part of the Gauteng governmentâ€™s new 25-year Integrated Transport Master Plan (ITMP25).
“The ITMP25 wants to provide more certainty on three aspects: what the economy will do, what the population will do and how land in Gauteng will be used.â€
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