The feasibility study on the possible expansion of the 80 km Gautrain system should be completed by January next year, says Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe. The expansion project has been registered with government as a public–private partnership, Van der Merwe explained.
The proposed routes include a link from the existing Gautrain Park station, underneath the city, to Westgate, a link from the existing Gautrain Rhodesfield station to Boksburg, a link from the existing Gautrain Sandton station to Randburg and Honeydew, and a link from Naledi, in Soweto, to Mamelodi, through either the proposed Gautrain Samrand station or the existing Gautrain Midrand station.
The proposed rail expansion routes were planned around this land use development plan.
A study by consultancy KPMG has shown that the existing Gautrain has spurred on developments to the value of R46 billion (USD 3.8 billion).