Gautrain services are set to be disrupted as from today, the 30th of July 2018, due to a worker’s strike led by the United National Transport Union (Untu) after wage talks came to a dead end.
The union has promised to bring all services to a halt but Gautrain management issued a statement saying it has come up with contingency plan to run limited services.
Gautrain spokesperson Kesagee Nayager said the limited service will be focused on peak periods and on certain routes.
Centurion and Sandton:
- Trains will run only at peak period, 05h45 – 9h00 and 16h00 – 19h00, every 12 minutes, between Centurion and Sandton. These trains run on both north and south directions and will not stop in Midrand and Malboro.
Sandton and Park
Trains will run every 20 minutes between 05h45 – 9h00 and 16h00 – 19h00.
Sandton, Rhodesfield and OR Tambo International Airport
A bus service is set to operate between Sandton, Rhodesfield and the airport stations between 5.45am and 7pm on a fixed fare of R21 per trip.
Buses will service only Centurion‚ Sandton and Park stations on peak periods and follow the usual bus routes
Ticket offices at all stations will be closed and passengers are encouraged to use the ticket vending machines or to load value on the Gautrain website or App.
The train service will not operate over the upcoming weekend, 4 & 5 August 2018.
Refunds for lost trips
Nayager said passengers with monthly or weekly train products will be refunded for lost trips.
Nayager said no train service will be available during the off-peak period and only Centurion‚ Sandton and Park station will be open. All trains will be 8-car trains.