Produced by Alstom Transport, X’trapolis is a high-capacity train specifically designed for suburban and regional transport. X’trapolis Mega is a metric gauge variant of the X’trapolis. X’trapolis runs at a speed of 120km/h, and can be upgraded to attain a maximum speed of 160km/h. It offers modularity, reliability and high capacity, while delivering a high degree of passenger comfort. Gibela, a joint venture led by Alstom, received a €4bn ($4.46bn) order from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) for the delivery of 600 X’trapolis Mega commuter trains, to be delivered between 2015 and 2025 to serve South Africa’s 1,067m metric gauge lines. Source: www.railway-technology.com.