As excitement builds for the much-anticipated Springboks Rugby Championship match against Argentina at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg this weekend, Gautrain has stepped up to provide rugby fans with a fantastic opportunity.
- The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) Chief Operating Officer, Tshepo Kgobe, recently announced the provision of a free bus service for ticket holders attending the thrilling rugby showdown on Saturday, 29 July 2023.
- This initiative follows the success of a similar program during the Nedbank Cup Final when Gautrain trains and buses were made available to transport spectators to Loftus Versfeld Stadium (Hatfield) free of charge.
- With the convenience of the free bus service, rugby enthusiasts can now focus on enjoying the game without the stress of navigating through traffic or finding parking spaces.
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The decision to offer free transportation to rugby fans is part of Gautrain’s commitment to support the province’s strategy of rebuilding the economy of Gauteng, recognizing the significant impact that big sporting events can have on the region’s economic boost.
As Gautrain strives to reposition itself as the mobility of choice in the province, they aim to provide convenient transportation not only for work purposes but also for leisure and entertainment activities. By offering free bus services to major sporting events like the Springboks vs Argentina match, Gautrain aims to demonstrate its dedication to making public transport an attractive option for travelers seeking efficient and hassle-free commuting.
The free bus transfer will run from Gautrain Park Station to Emirates Airline Park and is exclusively available for match ticket holders who choose to travel to the stadium via Gautrain. While the bus service itself is complimentary, standard train and parking fees will continue to apply as usual.
To ensure a smooth experience for rugby fans, the first bus will depart from Gautrain Park Station to Emirates Airline Park at 1pm, providing ample time for attendees to arrive well before the kick-off. For those who wish to linger and savor the excitement of the match, the last bus will depart from Emirates Airline Park for Gautrain Park Station at 8pm, accommodating fans who choose to celebrate the victory well into the evening.
As the free bus service aims to enhance the overall match-day experience, Gautrain urges passengers to adhere to standard rules and regulations during their journey. These rules include a no eating or drinking policy on both the train and bus, as well as at the stations, to maintain a clean and pleasant environment for all passengers.
As thousands of fans eagerly anticipate the face-off between the Springboks and Argentina, Gautrain’s gesture of providing free transportation demonstrates their desire to be an integral part of the sporting culture in Gauteng. This move not only benefits match attendees but also aligns with the larger vision of boosting the economy through sporting events and encouraging the use of public transportation.
So, grab your tickets, cheer for your favorite team, and let Gautrain take you on an unforgettable ride to the Springboks vs Argentina Rugby Championship match!
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