South Africa 21.10.2014 08:16 am

Technical problem delays Gautrain

A security guard at the Gautrain station at OR Tambo International Airport. Picture: Alaister Russell

A security guard at the Gautrain station at OR Tambo International Airport. Picture: Alaister Russell

The Gautrain was running late on Tuesday after experiencing technical problems.

There was a service announcement saying there were delays, but no reasons for the delays given.

Frustrated passengers left the station to use their cars while others carried on waiting for the train.

Gautrain operator Bombela Concession Company spokesman Errol Braithwaite said the service encountered a “small technical issue”, which had been resolved by 8am.

“There were some delays for a short while, but all have been resolved.”

One of the train lines between Midrand and Centurion was affected, resulting in trains running on one line only.

At Gautrain stations, commuters were on their phones explaining to employers that they would be running late.

One passenger told Sapa she would think twice about using the train on Wednesday. The train that eventually came was so overcrowded that a conductor announced it could not take any more passengers.

Sapa

 

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