Rosebank (Gautrain station)
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Gautrain rapid transit station
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Rosebank is a metro station on the Gautrain rapid transit system in Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng. It opened for passenger services on 2 August 2011 as part of the second phase of the Gautrain project.
Rosebank station is located in the eponymous suburb, in the northwestern section of the City of Johannesburg, near the intersection of Oxford Road and Jellicoe Avenue. Unlike its northern neighbour, Sandton, Rosebank is a smaller, albeit equally affluent, business district in the city, characterised by low-density expensive real estate with elements of mixed use, but lacking in basic infrastructure.
As with other Gautrain stations, Rosebank is being used as a tool to promote transit-oriented development within the area. To do this, planners created a road-related masterplan to create a road hierarchy within the study area, in doing so creating a pedestrian grid while reducing traffic within the core. At the same time, zoning regulations will be changed so as to create a dense core, with building heights restricted further as the distance from the station increases. The intersection of Oxford Road corridor, specifically near Jellicoe Avenue, will have a maximum allowance of twenty storeys, while the southern section of the corridor will be restricted to fifteen. The western section of the study area has a ten storey heigh restriction, while outlying areas will be capped at three.
One of three underground stations in the Gautrain system, Rosebank station will have two side platforms with two tracks.
Rosebank is served by trains on the North-South line, running northbound to Pretoria and Hatfield. Once excessive water ingress in the tunnel are dealt with, trains will run southbound to Park Station in the Johannesburg central business district.
- "Second phase of Gautrain opens". Railway Gazette International. 4 August 2011.
- Rosebank Gautrain station page 8 South African Cities Network Retrieved 10 June 2010
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- Rosebank Gautrain station page 12 South African Cities Network Retrieved 10 June 2010