Gautrain commuters were left scrambling to make alternative transport arrangements of action as power blackouts stopped a few trains in parts of Johannesburg on Friday morning.
No trains were traveling among Midrand and Park Station. Trains were additionally down from Sandton to OR Tambo International Airport.
Trains making a trip from Marlboro to Rosebank were also affected.
“We urge passengers to make alternate transport arrangements until further notice,” the rail company said in a tweet.
Various individuals were left stranded and needed to make different arrangements.
Sisanda Madwantsi disclosed to journalists that when she arrived at the station, travelers were advised to utilize Gautrain transports. Madwantsi was taking the train to Sandton.
“Only people going to Sandton were told to go to the buses. I don’t know about people going to other stops.
“We got onto the bus and now we are stuck in traffic. I am late for work and they [Gautrain] just said that they were experiencing problems.”
Candice Naidoo revealed to a journalist that she had been stranded at the Midrand station since 6am. Naidoo said they were at first told that the train was 30 minutes late, however, they were later informed that they needed to sit tight for the transport. She said they wound up hanging tight until 8am for the transport making a trip to Sandton.
“This has been a waste of time. People pay a lot for the train, and this happens all the time.”
Due to a power outage, there is no train service between Midrand and Park stations & no trains from Sandton to OR Tambo. We urge passengers to make alternate transport arrangements until further notice.
— Gautrain (@TheGautrain) November 8, 2019