Sunday, July 18, 2010

Gautrain Takes Taxis Business

Johannesburg's new regional rail system Guatrain has usurped much of the business of metered taxis and minibuses traveling the route between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton.

With their hopes of making a killing during the World Cup dashed, meter-taxi drivers now face the reality that the Gautrain has fundamentally changed travel for good on this route.

The Gautrain has transported 400 000 people since it launched last month, some of whom just wanted to experience this mode of transport.

Meter taxis charge up to R500 for a single trip on this route, while the journey costs R100 on the Gautrain.

Gautrain pushes taxis off profit track
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July 18, 2010