As the leading railway station in South Africa, Park Station is home to an impressive fleet of trains, all operating to and from the major cities within the nine provinces of the country.
The rapid growth of passenger needs and the existing aging fleet has led Prasa to intensify its efforts to invest in new rolling stock, the first of which was launched in early 2015. The Rolling Stock Renewal Programme is expected to transform Park Station into a modern, safe and reliable transport destination.
There are three main train services commuters can choose from – Metrorail, Shosholoza Meyl, and Premier Classe.
Metrorail’s core business is to provide a rail service that meets the country’s needs for affordable public transport, moving customers safely to their destinations on more than 250 trains, which operate throughout the main centres in South Africa on a network of 470 stations. On daily basis Metrorail transports up to 1.5 million passengers throughout Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Its primary focus is getting valued Commuters, their No1 Customer, to their destinations safely and on time.
Shosholoza Meyl is a division of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa that operates long-distance passenger rail services. It operates various train routes across South Africa, carrying approximately 4 million passengers annually.
This long distance train offers passengers a pleasant travel experience across various destinations throughout South Africa with its comfortable sleeper coach, sitter coach, dining area and shower facilities. www.shosholozameyl.co.za
“A journey that will live in your memory long after the trip has ended”
A five star hotel on wheels, Premier Classe caters for tourists and business travelers with a zest for adventure. It takes you to destinations in South Africa that are as unforgettable as the journey itself. For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 25-hour train journeys between Johannesburg and Cape Town. This 1600km journey perfectly illustrates South Africa "a world in one country. www.premierclasse.co.za