RATP Dev was chosen to set up, operate, and maintain this cutting-edge rail system. It does so through the Bombela Operating Company (BOC), a subsidiary in which it holds a 51% stake under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP).
The PPP has since fulfilled its objectives, and a multimodal system has been put in place.
A 77-km North-South rail network with 10 stations, connecting Hatfield in the suburbs of Pretoria to Johannesburg, in 40 minutes at a top speed of 160 km/hr, with a connection that provides shuttle service to the area's international airport in less than 15 minutes.
A bus network supplements the railway system by ensuring passenger distribution within a radius of 10 km around the stations. Car parks were built close to the stations to prompt people to use the transit system.