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TWO years since it began, construction on the new Rand 928m ($US 75.4m) rolling stock manufacturing plant at Dunnottar, South Africa, is entering its final stages, with Alstom and its…
ALSTOM led consortium Gibela has completed delivery of the first 20 trains to Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) as part of the €4bn contract signed in 2013 to…
THE GLOOM hanging over the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) lifted a little on May 9 as the first of a fleet of Alstom X'Trapolis Mega EMUs entered…
ALSTOM announced on December 7 that the South African Gibela consortium, comprising Alstom (61%) Urumbano (30%) and New Africa Rail (9%), has successfully obtained a provisional acceptance certificate from the…
The first five trains out of a planned fleet of 600 six-car EMUs has been completed by the Gibela consortium for operation on South African commuter networks as production begins…
SOUTH Africa's minister of transport, Ms Dipuo Peters, was among the guests to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Rand 928m ($US 59.4m) railway vehicle manufacturing plant and maintenance…
THE first of 600 X'Trapolis Mega six-car commuter EMUs for Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has been delivered to the operator's Wolmerton depot near Pretoria in readiness for…
TESTING is underway at Alstom's Lapa plant in Brazil on the first of 600 X'trapolis Mega commuter EMUs for Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), while preparations for the…
With new locomotives and EMUs set to revitalise its dilapidated fleet, Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is starting to overcome decades of underinvestment. Yet more is required to meet…
THE Alstom-led Gibela consortium has completed manufacturing of the first complete stainless-steel bodyshell for the 20 X'Trapolis Mega EMUs it is supplying to Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa (Prasa)…
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