Govt explores Gautrain extension feasibility

Dipuo Peters the study is part of the Gauteng government's 25-year Integrated Transport Plan.

The Gautrain carries around 50,000 people every week-day. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has told Parliament a feasibility study will be conducted into extending Gautrain services.

She says the study is part of the Gauteng government's 25-year Integrated Transport Plan.

Work on the Gautrain started in 2006 and it now carries around 50,000 people every week-day.

"The feasibility study will look at the possibility of expanding the Gautrain services to Mamelodi and Soweto."

Peters says commuters also want the Fourways area included.

"There is also a call to include Fourways in the line. So I would believe that out of the consultative processes for the 25 year integrated plan of the Gauteng province, they will then be able to give an indication of exactly the areas that will be covered."