Marlboro (Gautrain station)

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Marlboro
Gautrain rapid transit station
Marlboro Gautrain.jpg
A Gautrain arriving in the early evening at Marlboro st.
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
2 side platform
Tracks 4
Construction
Parking 1,200 spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 8 June 2010
Services
Preceding station   Gautrain   Following station
Terminus
Airport Line
toward Park Station
North-South Line
toward Hatfield

Marlboro is a metro station on the Gautrain rapid transit system in Marlboro, Gauteng. It opened on 8 June 2010 with service to OR Tambo International Airport.

Location[edit]

Marlboro is located near the southwestern corner of the interchange between the N3 Eastern Bypass and Marlboro Drive in the suburb of the same name.[1] The surrounding area is mainly residential and includes the well-known township of Alexandra.

Transit-oriented development[edit]

One of the major aims of the Gautrain project is to reduce car dependency and its associated congestion through transit-oriented development (TOD). At Marlboro, this is accomplished by connecting the fragmented surrounding area with a pedestrian bridge across Marlboro Drive. Further, the TOD plan subdivides the Marlboro precinct into a number of areas, in particular Frankenwald and the Far East Bank.[2]

Station layout[edit]

Marlboro station has four tracks with an island platform and side platforms. As the station is the last before the north-south line to Pretoria and the Airport Line to OR Tambo International Airport split, a cross-platform interchange is facilitated by the use of an island platform.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marlboro station Gautrain Retrieved 25 May 2010
  2. ^ Development framework part 1 South African Cities Network Retrieved 26 May 2010

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°05′01″S 28°06′41″E / 26.0836°S 28.1114°E / -26.0836; 28.1114