A SIX percent increase has been announced for Gautrain trips, although there will still be discounts for weekly and monthly passes.
FROM the beginning of June, passengers will pay slightly more to use the Gautrain. The rapid rail link has announced a six percent fare increase from 1 June.
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Gautrain users can expect to pay R49 from Hatfield to Rhodesfield, up from R43, and R43 from Sandton to Pretoria, up from R41. A seven-day pass will cost R439, rising from R414 for the Pretoria to Park Station in central Joburg trip.
There will be weekend shuttle buses between Sandton Station and Montecasino. Buses will run between 8.15am and 7.30pm and depart every 45 minutes from both sides. Tickets will cost R20 per trip, available at Sandton Station and Montecasino. Tickets cannot be bought on the shuttle bus.
Gautrain announced its fare increases on its website on 14 May. Monthly ticket holders will get a 20 percent discount and weekly ticket holders will get a 10 percent discount, meaning the monthly R674 from Hatfield to Pretoria will be R716.
Parking fees will also go up, from R10 to R12 for an hour, incrementally rising to R85 for 24 hours, from R80.
All train times will remain unchanged. Certain four-car train sets have been replaced with eight cars. Eight-car train sets will depart Hatfield at 6.26am, 8.02am and 3.04pm, 4.40pm, 6.16pm and 7.56pm to each station.
“Gautrain fares are to be lower than the cost of using a private car for the same journey but more expensive than those of existing taxi and rail fares,” says Gautrain.
For more information, visit the Gautrain website or mobi site gautrain.mobi or call 0800 428 87246.
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