Metrorail Gauteng

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Metrorail Gauteng Region
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Overview
OwnerPRASA
Transit typeCommuter rail
Annual ridership260[1] million (2007)
HeadquartersWits Metrorail Park, cnr. Leyds & Loveday Street, Johannesburg 2001
Websitewww.metrorail.co.za
Operation
Operator(s)Metrorail
Technical
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationOverhead lines
System map

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Metrorail Gauteng is a network of commuter rail services in Gauteng province in South Africa, serving the Johannesburg and Pretoria metro areas. It is operated by Metrorail, a division of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).

Metrorail routes spread out across the province from three main hubs: Park Station in Johannesburg, Germiston Station on the East Rand, and Pretoria Station. Routes serve central Johannesburg, the East Rand, Soweto, the Vaal Triangle, the West Rand, central Pretoria, and suburbs to the north, east and west of Pretoria.

Significant areas not served by Metrorail are the northern and western suburbs of Johannesburg, including Sandton and Randburg, and the south-eastern suburbs of Pretoria. Some of the northern suburbs of Johannesburg are now served by the new Gautrain rapid-rail system.

Routes[edit]

Metrorail Gauteng consists of the following routes:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ estimated number according to Johannesburg Inner City Traffic & Transportation Study, March 2010
  2. ^ "Timetables". Metrorail. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010.

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