Gautrain is a high-technology rapid rail network that will run between Johannesburg and Tshwane. There are 24 luxury trains that will travel in both directions.
Gautrain will safely run at a high speed of 160 kilometres per hour with quick stops at ten stations.
Experts predict that by 2015, Gauteng will be the 14th largest urban region in the world, with a population of 14,6 million. Gautrain will support and enable the economy of the province to grow.
Since construction started in September 2006, many job opportunities have been created. Many new businesses, shopping malls and high rise residential blocks are now being built along the route, as people want to live and work close to a Gautrain station.
One of the stumbling blocks in our economy is a shortage of skills. That’s why we need people who are eager to learn. It will be easier to find a job if you can get a good qualification first, and the better your qualification, the better your job (and salary!) will be. Employment is a sure way to fight poverty, and increased employment will improve the social and economic situation in our country.
Gauteng is the powerhouse of Africa. Gauteng has the fourth largest economy in Africa and generates 10% of Africa's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The GDP is basically the total market value of all the goods and services produced by a country within a specific time. This means that the Gauteng province is responsible for 10% of the whole of Africa’s economic worth.
So, take a ride on MyTrain and become part of this massive project that uses some of the best skills and engineering technology available in Africa and the world today.