The first of a batch of 20 X’Trapolis MEGA (metric gauge) commuter trains for the PRASA rolling stock project has arrived in South Africa from Brazil on schedule.

Gibela will replace South Africa’s outdated rolling stock and deliver 600 passenger trains into the South African rail network over the next 10 years.

South Africa’s 40-odd year gap when it comes to train-building technology is about to close as the Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) gears up to start the construction of its R1 billion, 85 000m² factory complex at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.

Thursday, March 12, Alberton, Johannesburg - Today, new ground will be broken for South African railway industry equipment manufacturers, large and small. 

The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium RF (Pty) Ltd will manufacture and deliver 600 passenger trains to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa over the next 10 years.