Friday, 19 July 2019 10:12

The Gautrain Management Agency is planning to spend up to R2 billion to acquire second hand additional rolling stock from the United Kingdom to deal with the capacity constraints on the high-speed train network.

Jack van der Merwe, chief executive of the Gautrain Management Agency, said a team has just returned from the UK where they identified three rolling stock companies they are now negotiating with.

He said a feasibility study into the Gautrain expansion is currently at the national treasury for approval and to allocate funding, but he hopes that construction will start within the next few years.

The first phase of the expansion will see the network expand to Randburg and Little Falls in Roodepoort, and phase 2 will see it expand into Soweto.