South Africa 's Gautrain is an 80km rapid rail link between Johannesburg , Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport. Construction of the first phase between the OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton in Johannesburg is scheduled to be complete by June 2010, in time for the Football World Cup. The remainder of the network is scheduled for completion by March 2011. The full 80-kilometre route will have three anchor stations - at the airport and in central Johannesburg and Pretoria - and seven other stations: at Rosebank, Sandton and Marlboro in Johannesburg, at Rhodesfield in Kempton Park, at Centurion and Hatfield in Pretoria, and at Midrand between the two cities.
Atkins is providing CAD Management support to Bombardier, one of the companies that makes up the Bombela Consortium responsible for building and running the railway. This has involved reviewing Bombardiers existing CAD procedures which intends utilising CAD remotely in their Canada Office and recommending that CAD is integrated into the core project team based in South Africa where CAD can be used as an integral coordination tool which will lead to the delivery of a coordinated, integrated and efficient railway. Atkins also developed a project CAD manual for Bombardier which they can provide to their sub consultants and suppliers.
Atkins are also providing CAD production services for this project which involves producing architectural, building services, civil, railway and structural construction drawings for the Civil Joint Venture responsible for constructing the railway. The construction drawings are being produced in Atkins offices throughout the world from The Project Office in South Africa to Hong Kong and the UK using AutoCAD and Microstation CAD software.