The consortium is a Private/Public Partnership that handles transit system studies, construction, equipment supply, maintenance, operating, and financing.
Bouygues Construction, Bombardier Transportation, SPG (a group of South African firms that represents the interests of Black Economic Empowerment), Murran & Roberts, and RATP Dev are part of Bombela.
An 80-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
Construction work has started in October 2006. The first line section of Gautrain, from OR Tambo airport to Sandton, was opened to the public on 8th June 2011. The second section, from Hatefield to Johannesburg Park Station, is operational since August 2nd 2011.
Line operating and maintaining will be ensured by RATP Dev and its South-African partners, within a company mainly held by RATP Dev, for a 15-year duration.