It looks like is not only motorists that have to cough up more at . Gautrain commuters will also have to dig a little bit deeper into their pockets for their trips now as prices will be increasing.
The Gautrain Management Agency has published its updated fees which will take effect from tomorrow, 1 June 2022.
NEW GAUTRAIN FARES FOR 2022
As in previous years, Gautrain has separate peak and off-peak fares. This depends or differs on the days and times that one travels. However, high peak fares (red fares) have been suspended for a trial period, with the possibility of being reintroduced at a later date.
There is a new rule now which requires commuters to have a minimum of R32 on their Gautrain card to use the service. In 2022 the most expensive one-way ticket is from Pretoria/Hatfield to OR Tambo and will cost R217.
The maximum Pay-As-You-Go value that can be loaded onto a Gautrain Card is R3,200.
Here are the new fares:
Peak fares: indicated in orange are applied when you access the Gautrain between 06h00 and 08h30, between 16h00 and 18h30 on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays.
Off-peak fares: indicated in green are applied when you access the Gautrain before 06h00, between 08h30 and 16h00 or after 18h30 on weekdays.
NEW ROUTES CONFIRMED
Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Jacob Mamabolo, has determined the route for Phase 1 of the proposed Gauteng Rapid Rail Integrated Network (GRRIN) project which will ensure that more people can access the Gautrain.
This determined route was published on Wednesday, 25 May in the Gauteng Provincial Gazette after the undertaking of the process of determining a route for a provincial railway.
Confirmed! Here are the new Gautrain routeshttps://t.co/pMEAzwdWahGood news! More people will be able to access the Gautrain. The new route includes Cosmo City, Randburg and Little Falls amongst others.— TheSouthAfrican.com (@TheSAnews) May 26, 2022
The published route for Phase 1 of the GRRIN Extensions begins at the proposed location of a new station at Little Falls, which is located to the east of Hendrik Potgieter Road in Willowbrook.
From the proposed Little Falls Station, the route runs in a north easterly direction towards Zandspruit where the route will pass to the west of Jackal Creek Golf Estate.
The route then changes in a south easterly direction towards Cosmo City and a newly proposed Cosmo City Station.
From the Cosmo City Station, the route will continue in a south easterly direction towards the newly proposed Randburg Station, passing through North Riding, Olivedale, Bryanston, and Ferndale.
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