ARTICLES RELATING TO GAUTRAIN

Car crash causes Gautrain disruption

2014-08-29 11:30

The Gautrain train service has been disrupted after a car crashed into an Eskom pylon, operator Bombela Concession Company says.

Gautrain staff set to strike

2014-08-15 19:26

Gautrain train drivers and some station staff belonging to the United Transport and Allied Trade Union will go on strike, says Bombela Concession Company.

Gautrainers: people of sheep

2014-06-19 10:02

The Gautrain management should stop spending money on announcements on our manners and provide us with the service we pay for, says Elisma Malherbe.

Pretoria man tells of snake in car nightmare

2014-02-26 07:15

A man whose car was invaded by a rinkhals has described his ordeal as a "nightmare".

Gautrain puts on its party shoes

2014-02-24 05:30

Johannesburg party goers will be afforded the opportunity to enjoy themselves until the early hours of the morning without having to worry about transport.

PAC welcomes Gautrain ruling

2013-11-28 08:10

The PAC has welcomed a ruling that the Bombela Concession Company fix the ingress of water into parts of the Gautrain's tunnel.

Gautrain price hikes to kick in

2013-05-21 14:18

Revised fares for Gautrain will see a rise in parking tariffs and airport trip costs, transport MEC Ismail Vadi says.

Man fights to get Gautrain footage

2013-05-04 22:26

A pensioner has called on the consumer watchdog to help him force Gautrain bosses to release video footage of him falling down an escalator.

More strike strife for Joburg commuters

2013-04-21 17:55

Bus commuters will be facing more transport woes when Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit drivers go on strike, the city says.

Delays on Gautrain due to cable theft

2013-03-20 08:01

Gautrain services between Midrand and Samrand will be delayed after 370 metres of signalling cable was stolen, a Gautrain official says.

Gautrain bus service 'struggling'

2013-01-19 13:15

The Gautrain bus system is struggling to attract commuters and is operating at its bare minimum especially during off-peak hours, it has been reported.

Gautrain bus drivers vow to fight on

2012-08-23 13:01

Gautrain bus drivers fired last year after an illegal strike have vowed to fight on until they are all reinstated, a spokesperson says.

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Gautrain passengers trapped

2012-07-18 10:56

Gautrain passengers were left annoyed and panicked after they were trapped for hours after a technical problem brought the train to a grinding halt. See all the pictures News24 users sent in.

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Gautrain shooting: Two get bail

2012-03-15 18:43

Two people accused of shooting and wounding a newly-appointed Gautrain bus driver have been granted bail by the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

Five arrested for Gautrain shooting

2012-03-13 13:23

Five people been have been arrested in the Pretoria area in connection with the attempted murder of a Gautrain bus driver.

Gautrain bus shooter posed as commuter

2012-02-24 20:45

A Gautrain bus driver had stopped for what he thought was a passenger, when the man fired a shot into the bus and ran away, police say.

Gautrain strikers to be dismissed

2012-02-06 08:08

The Gautrain bus drivers who participated in an illegal strike will be served with dismissal notices as the bus service remains suspended, the operating company says.

Gautrain punctuality 'world class'

2011-09-20 15:15

The Gautrain service between Rosebank and Hatfield has a punctuality record of 97.8%, beating that of the London Overground service, the Gautrain operator says.

Gautrain seepage pumped to Sandspruit

2011-07-28 21:54

The water seeping into one of the Gautrain tunnels in Johannesburg will be pumped into the Sandspruit River at a rate of six million litres a day.

Making tracks

2011-06-01 22:57

Marc Ashton on what's good and bad about the Gautrain.

Toll road fat cats

2011-02-20 17:41
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Eighty-five cents out of every R1 profit made from constructing and operating Gauteng’s controversial open road tolling system could land up in the pockets of an Austrian traffic conglomerate.

Gautrain hits speed bump

2010-06-13 22:15

South Africa's new high-speed rail link buckled under high demand as visitors flocked to see the new service.

Excitement on 1st Gautrain trip

2010-06-09 10:19

People on the first Gautrain trip have spoken about their excitement at being the first passengers on the new train.

R100 for Gautrain airport trip

2010-05-26 08:09

A trip on the Gautrain between Sandton and OR Tambo International Airport will cost R100, the companies behind the project say.

 

No Gautrain bus services over strike

2014-08-20 16:42

Gautrain bus drivers have embarked on a wildcat strike, forcing certain bus services to be suspended, but train services are unaffected.

Gautrain, if you wrap yourself like a lollypop

2014-07-23 16:20

This alternative form of transport was wrapped and packaged nicely, and now the Guatrainers are unwrapping it, unfortunately, writes Elisma Malherbe.

Plans to connect Gautrain to Soweto, Mamelodi

2014-03-06 09:51

The Gautrain may soon be extending its services to Mamelodi and Soweto, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has said.

Gautrain puts on its party shoes

2014-02-24 19:00

Johannesburg party goers will be afforded the opportunity to enjoy themselves until the early hours of the morning without having to worry about transport.

Snake on a Gautrain station

2014-02-21 14:13
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A venomous snake has caused quite a stir at a Gautrain station over the past few days, so much so that one commuter has chosen to leave his pricey BMW car there rather than drive it home.

Gautrain plans to extend network

2013-10-21 08:46

The Gautrain Management Agency has unveiled a proposal to extend its rail network to the south of Johannesburg and the East and West Rand.

Gautrain demand grows

2013-05-09 13:01

The average number of passengers on a week-day has risen from 26 000 in April 2012 to 42 000 at the end of March 2013, said Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi.

Gautrain bus drivers push for deal

2013-04-25 18:32

Gautrain bus drivers say they will return to work for a 9% pay raise, but they are rejecting the current transport allowance, says trade union Utatu.

Bus drivers to strike nationwide

2013-04-18 21:45

A nationwide bus strike is set to start following a stalemate in wage negotiations, warns the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union.

Building firms in price-fixing probe

2013-02-03 14:32

A probe shows top construction companies fixed state and other contracts worth billions of rands.

Gautrain to get underground cell signals

2012-12-04 09:12

Cellphone signals at all subterranean Gautrain stations will be available to passengers by the middle of 2014, says Gauteng's transport MEC.

Most Gautrain passengers women - survey

2012-04-03 21:36

Most Gautrain passengers are women, says the Bombela Concession Company.

Alleged Gautrain shooters' case postponed

2012-03-14 21:43

A woman and two men accused of shooting and wounding a Gautrain bus driver in Centurion have appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

Gautrain bus driver shot in Centurion

2012-03-12 13:35

Gautrain bus services in Centurion, Pretoria and Hatfield have been suspended after a Gautrain bus driver was shot and wounded in Rooihuiskraal, the Bombela Concession company says.

Gautrain bus shooting is 'attempted murder'

2012-02-24 17:16

Police are investigating an attempted murder after a person opened fire on a Gautrain bus in Midrand, Eyewitness News reports.

No skeleton bus services for Gautrain

2012-02-03 09:06

No back-up service was available for the Gautrain bus service which remained suspended, due to an illegal strike by bus drivers, the Bombela Concession company says.

Gautrain buses not running

2011-10-25 07:16

Buses on all Gautrain routes are not running this morning, the company has announced.

Gautrain bus drivers on strike

2011-08-08 12:10
167 comments

Drivers operating feeder buses to the Gautrain have gone on strike, only six days after a new link between Johannesburg and Pretoria opened.

Report: Taxpayers subsidise Gautrain

2011-06-21 08:52
79 comments

About R360m a year of taxpayers' money was promised as a subsidy for the Gautrain if there are not enough commuters, it has been reported.

'Gauteng build plan to create mega jobs'

2011-02-21 15:11

Gauteng's new infrastructure programme is set to create "at least" 130 000 jobs in 2011, says premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

'No Pants Gautrain Ride' ends in handcuffs

2011-01-11 10:32
138 comments

A "no pants" ride on the Gautrain to coincide with an annual event on the New York subway has ended with 34 people being handcuffed and taken to a police station.

Gautrain hits speed bump

2010-06-13 22:15

South Africa's new high-speed rail link buckled under high demand as visitors flocked to see the new service.

Gautrain gets operating licence

2010-06-02 16:18

The Gautrain has been issued with a safety permit, allowing it to legally operate between Sandton and the OR Tambo International Airport.

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