I need to start this post by saying that taking the Gautrain to work was definitely the highlight of my week!
When my good friend @HayleyM_ suggested that I meet her at the Rosebank station one morning and make our way into work, I jumped at the opportunity! Being a seasoned commuter, she gave me the “Gautrain for Dummies” overview and told me to meet her at the ticketing office just after 7:30. From the minute I arrived, the whole process was so easy, so simple and so awesome!
I was like a tourist and took millions of photos. Thanks Hayley for being so patient with me. I felt as if I was in a different country! I was totally overwhelmed by the hussle and bustle of commuters, the vibe, the excitement. I was so surprised at how many young people were on the train!
THE DROP OFF AND ENTRANCE… HASSLE-FREE
BUYING A TICKET… THE EASIEST THING IN THE WORLD TO DO
STANDING ON THE PLATFORM… FELT JUST LIKE BEING IN LONDON!
PARK STATION… WOW! WHAT A DIFFERENCE.
BUS STOP… A STONE’S THROW AWAY FROM THE OFFICE
CATCHING THE BUS…NO DELAYS, ON TIME (WE HAD TO RUN)
(to note: the Gautrain buses around my hood are empty, but they are crammed chock-a-block in town and close to the stations)
I love it! It’s high on my list of the things I love about Jozi! I cannot wait to catch it again!
Welcome to the club. I have being using the train to work most days since Jan and I have to admit it is amazing. Comfy seats, clean, fast, comfortable (oh I said that already, but yes it is very comfortable). Shocking that it gets very full and sometimes you to have stand all through the journey or even wait for the next train to come. Who knew South African would take to using public transport!!!! And 99% of the time it is on time every time. NICE
That’s what surpirsed me the most – people standing and queues for the bus!! It’s awesome!
I loved having you come with me…it’s was so much fun!
thanks girls for not inviting me 😦 really ….