Pietermaritzburg railway station

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Pietermaritzburg
Railway Station
PMB 1898 Railway Station.jpg
General information
Location23 Rail Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201
Coordinates29°36′35″S 30°22′5″E / 29.60972°S 30.36806°E / -29.60972; 30.36806Coordinates: 29°36′35″S 30°22′5″E / 29.60972°S 30.36806°E / -29.60972; 30.36806
Owned byPRASA
Line(s)Shosholoza Meyl: Premier Classe:
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade Red Brick Victorian

Pietermaritzburg Railway Station is the main railway station serving the city of Pietermaritzburg (/ˌpiːtərˈmærɪtsbɜːrɡ/), South Africa. It is located on Railway and Pine Streets in the South Western corner of the city centre. The station is a stop on long-distance passenger rail services operated by Shosholoza Meyl. Historically, the station is famous as being the place where Mahatma Gandhi was thrown off a train for riding first class in 1893.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gandhi History in South Africa, accessed 18 June 2013
Preceding station Shosholoza Meyl Following station
Ladysmith
towards Johannesburg
Johannesburg–Durban Durban
Terminus
Ladysmith
towards Cape Town
Cape Town–Durban
Preceding station Premier Classe Following station
Ladysmith
towards Johannesburg
Johannesburg–Durban Durban
Terminus