Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi has announced Gautrain’s fares which are expected to be implemented on July 1st. Addressing Journalists in Sandton Vadi said the prices will be affordable.
The train is meant for the rich. At R49.00 between pretoria and joburg per ride, it is still cheaper for someone to drive themselves, especially if they can afford the backroads. The poor man’s car consumes far less fuel than the R98.00 for a return trip for the same trip. Servicing the vehicle? Well the poor man is a DIY enthusiast, with pirate parts bought from chinese imports. That is just how I see it
Imagine a taxi is R30 from Johannesburg to Pretoria. The train is safer than the taxi and will be faster.