Construction of the R25,4-billion Gautrain project will be completed in two phases. The first phase, running from Sandton to the OR Tambo International Airport, will be wrapped up in 2010, with the remaining links from Johannesburg to Tshwane to be completed in 2011. BOC training manager Laurent Catala, all the way from France, says phase one requires the training of 18 drivers, and phase two another 30. The training involves various aspects, including making use of a train simulator.
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The first group of Gautrain drivers have graduated from the Bombela Operating Company's training programme