• The train company rebuilding South Africa's commuter fleet

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by David Benton
 
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/07/busi ... index.html
"Gibela, a joint French-South African company, has won a $3.3 billion contract to replace part of the aging metro fleet run by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). It's tasked with building 600 modern commuter trains -- and it has just 10 years to do it.
The company says its new 78-hectare train production facility outside Johannesburg is the biggest in Africa. It cost nearly 2 billion rand ($133 million) to build and has the capacity to produce 62 six-car trains a year at peak production -- one of the fastest production rates in the world."