Gautrain announces new routes, tender for additional carriages

Gautrain has announced a tender for 48 additional carriages as well as new routes for commuters in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria.

702's Xolani Gwala on Tuesday spoke to EWN reporter Gia Nicolaides regarding the planned expansion.

Listen to the interview below:

...They've reached their passenger target which they had hoped to reach in 2020, so it's 5 years ahead of schedule.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

On average, we have 1.4 million people using the Gautrain per month. Since its inception, they've transported about 50 million passengers.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

If you travel on the M1, the N1, the N3 in the afternoons and between peak hours. You're sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic for a long time.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

This is about a 30-year plan. The plan is definitely to extend the routes across Gauteng. To the south, to the West Rand, and that will bring in a more integrated transport system.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

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