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Gauteng Business 2016 edition

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The 2016 edition of the Gauteng Business and Investment Guide is the premier business and investment guide for the Gauteng province and the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA). In addition to detailed profiles of key provincial organisations, including the GGDA, the Automotive Industry Development Corporation Centre (AIDC), the Gauteng Investment Centre, the Gauteng IDZ, the Gauteng ICT Park SEZ and Constitution Hill, this edition includes well-researched economic and demographic data on the province, as well as insights into the province’s five development corridors and the new industries and development nodes in these corridors; a focus on Gauteng as a global city region; and key growth sectors for the province.

FOCUS Gautrain at a

FOCUS Gautrain at a glance The background to the designing of the themes of the 10 stations along the Gautrain route portrays the diverse South African resources, technology, economy and culture. The future lifestyle trend in Gauteng will be to live, work and seek entertainment along Gautrain’s route. In anticipation of this new way of living, quiet suburbs and empty land are turning into high-density economic hubs, while inner city rejuvenation projects are mushrooming along with a multitude of infrastructure projects which will change the face of Gauteng. Centurion Station is almost in the middle of one of the longest viaducts (elevated section) on the Gautrain system stretching from the John Vorster N1 interchange in the south, and to Jean Avenue N14 interchange in the north. The station is situated near the Centurion Lake at West Avenue and the Gerard Street intersection. Passengers experience a panoramic view of Centurion entering or exiting the station.The Gautrain Hatfield Station is a terminal station where the north-south train service will commence and terminates. The station is located within the Hatfield Business Node east of the Pretoria CBD adjacent to the existing PRASA railway network north of the University of Pretoria. From Marlboro Station, the Gautrain route heads north, running to the east of Buccleuch until it reaches Midrand Station, after which the route tracks the Old Pretoria-Johannesburg Road. Rosebank Station is an underground station located beneath Oxford Road, between Baker Street and Tyrwhitt Avenue, opposite The Zone shopping centre. It is served by the north-south train service that operates between Hatfield and Park Station, the most southern Gautrain station situated adjacent to Metrorail’s Johannesburg Park Station in Braamfontein. This underground station is located diagonally beneath Smit and Wolmarans streets. Transport to and from the station. Marlboro Gautrain Station is strategically positioned adjacent to the N3/Marlboro Drive interchange, south of Marlboro Drive and to the west of the N3. OR Tambo International Airport Station is an elevated station with platforms situated on a viaduct. The Station concourse is directly linked to the departures level of the adjacent central terminal building, one level below. Rhodesfield Station is situated west of OR Tambo International Airport and is close to the R21 and Aero City. Sandton Station is an underground station situated beneath Rivonia Road, between West Street and Fifth Avenue. From Sandton Station passengers can choose between a commuter service and an airport service. The OR Tambo International Airport Station revolves around air passengers and people working at the airport and The interiors of the Gautrain cabins offer comfort and sophistication to meet the needs of international travellers as well as local and international business people. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2016 52

FOCUS is one of the three corner posts of the Gautrain rail network. The Gautrain adds a new dimension to the Sandton area by introducing a new mode of transport, namely a modern rapid rail link and a direct nonstop service to the OR Tambo International Airport. The new Gautrain Station in Pretoria is located south-east of the existing Metrorail Pretoria Station and adjacent to the existing railway lines and platforms. Rhodesfield Station is located east of Anson Street and south of Valencia Street in Rhodesfield, Kempton Park. Located within the Hatfield Business Node, the Gautrain Hatfield Station is the last station on the route between the Johannesburg Park Station and Hatfield Station, which is one of two stations in the City of Pretoria Metropolitan – the other is Centurion Station, located near the intersection of West Avenue and Gerard Street east of the Centurion Lake. The site of Marlboro Station is south of Marlboro Drive, adjacent to the N3/Marlboro Drive interchange. There are five Gautrain stations in Johannesburg. The first is at Midrand and the second at Marlboro. From there the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link runs southward through the Sandton and Rosebank areas, continuing to the Joburg Central Business District, terminating at the Johannesburg Park Station. CONTACT INFO Call Centre: 0800 4288 7246 SMS alert line: 32693 Website: www.gautrain.co.za Twitter: @TheGautrain Facebook: www.facebook.com/gautrain 53 GAUTENG BUSINESS 2016

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