I love the Gautrain. Yes, I know it is costing taxpayers a packet every year as they effectively subsidies it, but I am like a 10-year-old kid when I ride it. News is that there are plans to expand the network and suddenly everybody is talking about how great this will be for Murray & Roberts! First, this expansion is a long way off; some reports suggest completion in 25 years. Second, and more importantly, did Murray & Roberts make much profit off the initial Gautrain? The dispute about water seepage in the Rosebank-Park Station route is still ongoing and likely to be expensive. email@example.com
*The writer owns shares in BTI.