A new dawn in public transport has begun and Gauteng now boasts the first rapid rail transport system in Africa: The Gautrain. In June 2010, the R24bn Gautrain took to the rails for the first time, offering safe, reliable and comfortable public transport.
This state-of-the-art rapid rail network comprises of two links, namely a link between Pretoria and Johannesburg and a link between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton.
The best part of it all? The Sandton Gautrain station is a short five minute walk away from Sandton City. That means your exhilarating shopping experience can be topped off with relaxing first class transport to and from the centre.
The Gautrain system operates with two train services:
1 - Airport Service
Links Sandton to the O.R. Tambo International Airport at a cost of R100 per single trip. All airport trains go via the Sandton station.
2 - The Commuter Service
Links all the stations with the exception of the airport at various different costs.
Are we there yet?
Travelling at speeds of 160 to 180 kilometers an hour, you can reach Pretoria from Johannesburg in just 40 minutes and from Sandton to the airport in only 15 minutes.
To and from the Gautrain
The Gautrain system also accommodates easy transfers between the Gautrain and other forms of transport, such as the new Bus Rapid Transport services, taxis and Metrorail trains, which will bring the ease of using door-to-door public transport to the Gauteng community.
There are various travel options available to Gautrain commuters. Special weekly and monthly packages are also available for regular users.
0800 428 87246 or visit: www.gautrain.co.za