Let's start with the basics for the uninitiated. The Gautrain is a new high-speed (160km/h) train connecting Johannesburg and Pretoria (and the OR Tambo Airport). It therefore connects the two primary cities of the Gauteng province with one another and both with the province's (and South Africa's) primary airport. The name Gauteng is the seSotho word for place of gold, and the Gautrain is set to become the core of the province's transport infrastructure. Its gold livery was therefore an obvious choice.
|The Gautrain on Rosebank station|
So, I decided to use my opportunity today. Unfortunately, so did millions of others.
|Waiting to board at Hatfield station|
|A train passing mine in the opposite direction at Midrand station|
|What defines a bus passenger if there are no busses [sic]?|
|Gautrain (Johannesburg-Pretoria) on its inaugural day - 2 August 2011|