Along with a new fare structure, the Gautrain is offering an airport stop at Marlboro Station and protection for passengers’ gold cards.
NEW services are offered to Gautrain passengers, to add more convenience. The airport service is now being available to and from Marlboro Station, and passengers can now register their gold cards.
A new tariff structure is in placeA new tariff structure is in placeFrom 1 June, airport passengers are able to embark and disembark at Marlboro as well as at Sandton station, says the media manager for the Bombela Concession Company, Kelebogile Machaka. “This means that passengers may catch a train directly to the airport from Marlboro Station (ie. no longer via Sandton Station). They may also return directly to Marlboro from the airport.”
Commuters are also able to order registered cards from any station ticket office. “This new offering will enable passengers to link their personal identities to a specific Gautrain gold card,” Machaka says.
“In the event that this card then gets lost or stolen, it will be possible to blacklist that card and transfer any unused value to a new card.”
As well as introducing these extra provisions, however, Machaka says that 1 June signals the implementation of the new fare structure. The cost for the airport trip increases from R100 to R105. This includes the Sandton, Marlboro and Rhodesfield stations.
In line with the new tariff structure, weekly (seven-day) and monthly (35-day) passes are available from 1 June. “The seven-day and 35-day passes represent a saving of approximately 10 and 20 percent respectively, compared to the single ‘pay-as-you-go’ fare,” she says.
Parking rates have also been devised to offer savings to those who use the train to the airport and back. “The parking tariff will be applicable from all stations and will cost R10 for the first 24hours as long as you also catch the train.”
For more information on these services and the price structure, visit the Gautrain website or the mobi site. You can also contact the call centre on 0800 GAUTRAIN (4288 7246).
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