X’Trapolis Mega EMUs enter revenue service
South Africa: The first 13 X'Trapolis Mega electric multiple-units for Metrorail commuter routes entered revenue service on the Pretoria suburban network on May 9 after being unveiled by President Jacob Zuma.Read more
Gibela Makes Impact Locally With Recruitment Drive, Shortlisting Of SMME Contracts
Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) has completed the first round of recruitment of full-time employees for the car body shell workshop at its new train manufacturing plant at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni.Read more
Gibela to resume Dunnottar plant construction as Duduza protests die down
Construction work can now resume at Gibela Rail Transport Consortium’s (Gibela’s) R1-billion train manufacturing facility at Dunnottar.Read more
Gibela restarts work at Dunnottar facility
Gibela Rail Transport Consortium said on Tuesday that it has restarted construction work at the R1bn train manufacturing facility at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, after a week of community unrest came to an end.Read more
PRASA - Commuters pleased with new train
On 7 February, the first X’Trapolis Mega train, built by Gibela for PRASA, carried its first passengers on the Koedoespoort – Rissik Corridor, in Pretoria.Read more
Latest news from Dunnottar
This is the site where 580 modern South African commuter trains will be built, at the cutting edge of world-class rail production. It is also
the site where Gibela will provide a training facility and engineering centre of excellence for various railway related skills.
Latest news from Dunnottar (2)
This is the site where 580 modern South African commuter trains will be built, at the cutting edge of world-class rail production. It is also the site where Gibela will provide a training facility for railway-specific artisan skills and an engineering centre of excellence.
Gibela’s X’Trapolis Mega train to launch next year
Rail company Gibela was recently awarded a provisional acceptance certificate from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to begin its trial run for the first X’Trapolis Mega train.
Gibela JV obtains provisional acceptance certificate for first X’Trapolis Mega train (2)
South African joint venture (JV) Gibela has obtained a provisional acceptance certificate from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) for its first X’Trapolis Mega train.Read more
Gibela progresses Dunnottar site, highlights 500 000 lost-time injury-free hours
Visble progress is being made on railconsortium Gibela’s R1-billion train factory at Dunnottar, in Ekurhuleni, with some 522 t of structural steel erected, 4 043 m³ of concrete cast, 5km of piping installed and around 511 000 productive hours worked.Read more
PRASA awards Gibela with Provisional Acceptance Certificate
Gibela has been awarded a Provisional Acceptance Certificate from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) for its first X’Trapolis Mega train to start its trial run in preparation for commercial service in 2017.Read more