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Water seepage under control - Gautrain
The Gautrain is ready to operate between Rosebank and Park Station.
JOHANNESBURG - The Gautrain is ready to operate between Rosebank and Park Station, the Bombela Concession Company maintained on Thursday.
Its assurance comes after the Gautrain Management Agency raised concerns on Wednesday over water seepage problems in the section's tunnel.
The agency's CEO Jack van der Merwe said it was safe to operate the new section.
“We are just worried about the long term effects.”
But Bombela spokesperson Errol Braithwaite insisted the water was not an issue.
“We reiterate that the tunnels were specifically designed to accept water seepage and the current levels of water do not pose a threat.”
Certain approval processes still need to take place before the final phase of the Gautrain is opened to the public.
(Edited by Zethu Zulu)