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Gautrain slowed down - airport run will take double the...

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Gautrain slowed down – airport run will take double the time

The Gautrain has been slowed down as a safety precaution, because of the cold weather. Trains will be running every 30 minutes instead of every 12 minutes, and the journey to the airport will take half an hour (about double the normal time), the Bombela spokeperson said. Several roads in and around Sandton have been affected by the cold as well. Read more: iAfrica 

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