Posted by: Posterscope SA | May 1, 2009

The Gautrain

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The Gautrain is an exciting new development taking place in South Africa.

The design specifications of the Gautrain:

  • Maximum travelling speeds between 160 and 180 km/h
  • It will reach Johannesburg Park Station from Hatfield in 42 minutes
  • Frequency of six trains per hour per direction (every 10 minutes)
  • Operated 18 hours per day
  • Maximum seated peak hour capacity of 4000 passengers per direction

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The Gautrain project is largely aimed at commercially active people that need to travel between Johannesburg, Tshwane and OR Tambo International Airport. Two key market segments are existing motorists and airport passengers. The existing motorists will be the primary focus because of their large numbers and the importance of achieving a move away from private transport to relieve the increasing congestion on roads such as the N1 Ben Schoeman Freeway. Given the planned network, the Gautrain will also attract airport passengers and workers on the link to OR Tambo International Airport.Forecasts indicate a potential current ridership of about 100 000 passengers per day, which is well over the international norm for a new rail service. An expected annual growth of 4.8% will result in more than 120 000 passengers per day by 2010.The Gautrain commuter fares will be lower than the perceived cost of using a car. It will, however, be more expensive than existing rail and taxi fares as the new train will offer a higher quality service. Airport passengers’ fare will be higher than the rate per kilometre charged on other services. The fare structure was developed in relation to existing taxi fares, bus fares and private car cost.  Initial fares, as determined before construction on the project started in 2006, was roughly R20 for a one-way ticket between Johannesburg and Pretoria stations, R12 between Rhodesfield and Sandton stations, and R80 between the OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton stations.

The following are artist impressions of the Gautrain stations:

 

Rosebank Station

Rosebank Station

 

OR Tambo

OR Tambo

 

Marlboro Station

Marlboro Station

Sandton Station

Sandton Station

 

Centurion Station

Centurion Station

 

Pretoria Station

Pretoria Station

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  1. Corpman Media have the advertising rights to advertise at Park Station Northern Entrance.

    Do you have a client who could make use of this opportunity.

    Site is divided into 3 wall wrap pannels totaling over 500 square meters of branding opportunity as the commuters alight from the Gauteng new train plateform.


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