29 July 2008

Gautrain Progress

Spending time in Joburg and Pretoria over the past two weeks, I have wondered about the progress of Gautrain, the ambitious project to build a high-speed train connecting Pretoria, Sandton, and Joburg CBD's to OR Tambo Airport. Some people are filled with enthusiasm and optimistic it will be running well by the time the World Cup Soccer reaches fever pitch here in 2010. Others grumble about bungling, delays, and the sinkhole that appeared recently in Rosebank, causing closure of Oxford Road for an indeterminate period.

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