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South Africa Launches Africa's First High-Speed Train
Thousands of travelers, railway buffs and commuters gathered before dawn to be the first to ride the continent's first high-speed train.
The first cars of the railway, called the Gautrain, left the financial hub, Sandton, before dawn for the international airport 22 kilometers away.
The technical executive for the Bombela Company that is building the railway, Errol Braithwait, was there, and said officials were delighted with the first day's run.
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