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, one between Pretoria and Johannesburg and the other between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton. 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 12 minutes.
The best part of it all? The Sandton Gautrain station is a short five minute walk away from Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square. That means that an exhilarating shopping experience can be top of your agenda the minute you step off the train.
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.
To and from the Gautrain
The Gautrain system has introduced convenient door-to-door public transport to the Gauteng community. With the new Bus Rapid Transport services, it offers easy transfers between the Gautrain station and a number of venues.
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