Electricity outage affects Gautrain service
The Gautrain service was affected by a power outage on Thursday‚ forcing the high-speed rail service to bus its frustrated customers to their destinations.
By 1pm‚ power was restored between the Sandton and Rosebank stations but the city centre's Park Station was still affected by an outage‚ the Gautrain service said.
It confirmed a bus shuttle service was transporting passengers between affected stations.
City Power flagged several areas with electricity supply problems on its Twitter feed‚ citing cable theft.
Commuters offered both smiles and frowns:
To sum up the @TheGautrain delay so far:— Gautrain Guru (@GaitrainGuru) January 25, 2018
*Ride a scolding hot bus with no aircon packed with people to Rosebank
*Told to board at platform B
*Told to get off train at Platform B and go to platform A
*Told to go back to platform B where train is arriving
Government wants us to support public transportation & infrastructure- but when is it act going to be reliable enough to do so?— Ms Roxanne Clarisse™ (@Roxy_Clarisse) January 25, 2018