The Department of Transport is looking at expanding the Gautrain system to “to the eastern and western extremes of Gauteng,” including Soweto and Mamelodi, minister of transport, Dipuo Peters has said.
The plan is part of the Gauteng 25-year integrated transport master plan (ITMP25), which is aimed at improving transport infrastructure in Gauteng and making the province an attractive destination for investment and tourism.
A feasibility study has been marked to look at the possibility of expanding the Gautrain services to Mamelodi, Soweto as well as Fourways.
“From the initial indications from the input from the public, there’s also a call to include Fourways in the line, so I would believe out of the consultative processes for the 25 year integrated plan for the Gauteng province, they would be able to give an indication of the areas that will be covered, but in particular they would want to include the township areas,” said Peters.
“The department of Roads and Transport has got a 25-year transport master plan in place, and based on that plan we do foresee possible extension of the Gautrain system over the next 15 years or so,” added Gauteng’s Transport MEC Ismail Vadi.