PRASA Prepares To Run A Special Charter Train For Comrades Marathon

PRASA Prepares To Run A Special Charter Train For Comrades Marathon

Revenue generation through special charter trains is one of the strategic pillars for Shosholoza Meyl, the long-distance rail service of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).

The preliminary work undertaken to date follows the previous suspension of long-distance service to KwaZulu-Natal (Durban) due to operational and logistical issues.

To that end, PRASA has revitalized its long-distance services through a special charter train and given the high demand for accommodation and traffic volumes surrounding the Comrades Marathon event in KwaZulu-Natal (Durban), Shosholoza Meyl will be providing the public with an alternative, safe, and affordable mode of long-distance travel that will also help with accommodation and alleviate traffic congestion on the roads.

The necessary repair of the rail infrastructure has been successfully concluded by PRASA and Transnet’s Engineering teams.

The Shosholoza Meyl services for Comrades Marathon will run from 26 August – 29 August 2022 - offering customers two packages, one for the customer wanting that something extra and the other for the budget traveller.

The charter service is also extended to Comrades Marathon fans and supporters, participants who want to bring their families along and passengers who would like to travel to Durban but not attending Comrades Marathon.

For package options and to book:

  • Hlonipha or Mphonyana (011 - 013 0486)
  • Pfarelo (012) 315 2090 / (012) 748 7362
  • Lesibana ( 015) 299 6205

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