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GAUTENG Metrorail, a service operator of PRASA Rail is pleased to announce that 41 TRAINS with the capacity to transport between 60 000 – 80 000 mourners from the different corridors in Gauteng will be made available for FREE to mourners who will join the world in mourning and honouring the world icon, statesman and former President Nelson Mandela. Mourners are encouraged to travel by train using Metrorail's safe and convenient Park ʼn Ride facilities at stopping stations because NO PRIVATE VEHICLES will be allowed in the FNB Stadium precinct.

Metrorail will provide a safe, reliable, efficient and hassle-free transport service to thousands of mourners expected to come out in numbers to attend the official memorial service to reflect on Madiba's life and his contribution to the world at the FNB Stadium in Nasrec, south of Johannesburg, on 10 December 2013.
Metrorail invites Gauteng residents to make use of the available trains to share in the sombre of the occasion of the loss of the African jewel and rejoice in commemorating the legacy and life of our first democratically elected transformational leader.

It is envisaged that the stadium will be packed from early morning and, therefore, Metrorail will commence to run its services to Nasrec Station from as early as 05:00am, for the convenience of all mourners. The first train will arrive at Nasrec Station at 05:55am and the last train will depart from FNB Stadium after the conclusion of the memorial service.

Metrorail will also transport mourners to the overflow venue at Ellis Park Stadium in central Johannesburg as well as the overflow venues – i.e Orlando Stadium and the Dobsonville Stadium, both in Soweto.

Autopax, a subsidiary of PRASA, has also made available 300 buses to transport dignitaries to the FNB Stadium. The dignitaries will be picked up at designated points.

Summary of service offered:

Summary Number of Trains Nasrec Orlando
Vereenining 4 3 1
Naledi 4 2 2
Leralla 4 4
Daveyton 2 2
Kwesine 2 2
DeWildt 2 1
Springs 1 1
Randfontein 1 1
Mabopane 3 3
Pienaarspoort 3 3
Saulsville 2
1 x Connecting - Pry
1
Pretoria 2 2
Vereeniging via Meyerton 1 1
Oberholzer 1
Connecting - Mdy
B- Class-Ex Jhb. 2 2
B- Class-Ex Pta. 2 2
Shuttle - DIN 1
Shuttle - JHB 2 2
Shuttle - WTS 2 2
TOTAL 41 34 3

Shuttle services
There will be two (2) dedicated train sets shuttling between Johannesburg Park Station-Nasrec Station, Westgate-Nasrec and Johannesburg-Doornfontein.

Mourners are requested gather at the stations mentioned below to catch the special dedicated trains, 30 minutes before departure time. No other trains will be provided outside these times. These trains will depart back to their place of origins after the memorial service. For more information, please visit our website, www.prasa.com and Go Metro on www.gometro.co.za to get up-to-the-minute train schedules to plan your journey.

Contact person:
Gauteng Metrorail Spokesperson:
Lillian Mofokeng,
Cell: 073 225 5005,
Email: lmofokeng@prasa.com

Media enquiries:
Tony Games
Cell: 083 268 7129
Email: tgames@prasa.com

Detailed train schedule

Memorial service: 10 December 2013

VEREENIGING - NASREC - VEREENIGING
Train 2211 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2214
Vereeniging 6:38 Nasrec
Nasrec 8:20 Vereeniging
VEREENIGING - NASREC - VEREENIGING
Train 2213 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2214
Vereeniging 6:52 Orlando
Orlando 8:15 Vereeniging
NALEDI - NASREC - NALEDI
Train 2215 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2218
Naledi 7:25 Nasrec
Nasrec 8:10 Naledi
NALEDI - NASREC - NALEDI
Train 2217 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2218
Naledi 7:20 Nasrec
Nasrec 8:05 Naledi
NALEDI - ORLANDO - NALEDI
Train 2219 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2218
Naledi 7:55 Orlando
Orlando 8:23 Naledi
NALEDI - ORLANDO - NALEDI
Train 2225 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2218
Naledi 8:00 Orlando
Orlando 8:28 Naledi
LERALLA - NASREC - LERALLA
Train 2228 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2221
Leralla 6:12 Nasrec
Nasrec 8:00 Leralla
LERALLA - NASREC - LERALLA
Train 2230 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2221
Leralla 6:07 Nasrec
Nasrec 7:55 Leralla
DAVEYTON - NASREC – DAVEYTON (TRAIN 1)
Train 2232 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2225
Daveyton 5:35 Nasrec
Nasrec 7:10 Daveyton
DAVEYTON - NASREC – DAVEYTON (TRAIN 2)
Train 2234 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2225
Daveyton 5:30 Nasrec
Nasrec 7:05 Daveyton
KWESINE - NASREC - KWESINE
Train 2236 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2229
Kwesine 5:49 Nasrec
Nasrec 7:00 Kwesine
KWESINE - NASREC - KWESINE
Train 2238 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2229
Kwesine 5:44 Nasrec
Nasrec 6:55 Kwesine
SPRINGS - NASREC - SPRINGS
Train 2240 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2233
Springs 5:05 Nasrec
Nasrec 6:50 Springs
RANDFONTEIN - NASREC - RANDFONTEIN
Train 2241 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2238
Randfontein 5:16 Nasrec
Nasrec 6:45 Randfontein
DE WILDT - PRETORIA NORTH - DE WILDT
Train 4418 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 4419
De Wildt 4:05 Pretoria North
Pretoria North 4:30 De Wildt
MABOPANE - NASREC - MABOPANE
Train 4410 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 4414
Mabopane 4:15 Nasrec
Nasrec 6:40 Mabopane
MABOPANE - NASREC - MABOPANE
Train 4408 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 4409
Mabopane 4:10 Nasrec
Nasrec 6:35 Mabopane
PIENAARSPOORT - NASREC - PIENAARSPOORT
Train 4402 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 4404
Pienaarspoort 3:53 Nasrec
Nasrec 6:09 Pienaarspoort
SAULSVILLE - PRETORIA - SAULSVILLE
Train 4406 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 4409
Saulsville 3:25 Pretoria
Pretoria 3:47 Saulsville
PRETORIA - NASREC - PRETORIA
Train 2244 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2241
Pretoria 3:57 Nasrec
Nasrec 6:05 Pretoria
PRETORIA - NASREC - PRETORIA
Train 2248 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2241
Pretoria 3:52 Nasrec
Nasrec 6:00 Pretoria
VEREENIGING - NASREC - Vereeniging (via - Kliprivier)
Train 2252 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2241
Vereeniging 4:07 Nasrec
Nasrec 5:55 Vereeniging
OBERHOLZER - NASREC - OBERHOLZER
Train 2253 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2241
Oberholzer 6:55 Nasrec
Suurbekom 7:22 New Canada
Midway 7:35 Connection with Vereeniging Kliptown
JOHANNESBURG - NASREC - BUSINESS CLASS
Train no. 2256 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train no. 2257
Johannesburg 7:55 Nasrec
Nasrec 8:00 Johannesburg
JOHANNESBURG - DOORNFONTEIN (Ellis Park) - SHUTTLE
Train no. 2256 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train no. 2257
Johannesburg 09:00 Doornfontein
Johannesburg 09:35 Doornfontein
Johannesburg 10:10 Doornfontein
Johannesburg 10:45 Doornfontein
Johannesburg 11:15 Doornfontein
JOHANNESBURG - NASREC - JOHANNESBURG - SHUTTLE SERVICE
Train no. 2272 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train no. 2277
Johannesburg 8:15 Nasrec
Nasrec 10:15 Johannesburg
WESTGATE - NASREC - WESTGATE - SHUTTLE SERVICE
Train no. 2282 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train no. 2287
Westgate 8:38 Nasrec
Nasrec 8:48 Westgate
LERALLA - NASREC - LERALLA
Train 2290 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2291
Leralla 8:07 Nasrec
Nasrec 9:55 Leralla
LERALLA - NASREC - LERALLA
Train 2294 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2295
Leralla 8:33 Nasrec
Nasrec 10:21 Leralla
VEREENIGING - NASREC - VEREENIGING
Train 2297 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2298
Vereeniging 8:23 Nasrec
Nasrec 10:05 Vereeniging
VEREENIGING - NASREC - VEREENIGING
Train 2201 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2202
Vereeniging 8:28 Nasrec
Nasrec 10:10 Vereeniging
MABOPANE - NASREC - MABOPANE
Train 5520 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 5521
Mabopane 7:50 Nasrec
Nasrec 10:15 Mabopane
PIENAARSPOORT - NASREC - PIENAARSPOORT
Train 5506 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 5507
Pienaarspoort 8:03 Nasrec
Nasrec 10:19 Pienaarspoort
PIENAARSPOORT - NASREC - PIENAARSPOORT
Train 5508 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 5509
Pienaarspoort 8:23 Nasrec
Nasrec 10:39 Pienaarspoort
PRETORIA - NASREC - PRETORIA (BUSINESS CLASS)
Train 2204 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2205
Pretoria 7:30 Nasrec
Nasrec 9:00 Pretoria
PRETORIA - NASREC - PRETORIA (BUSINESS CLASS)
Train 2204 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 2205
Pretoria 8:30 Nasrec
Nasrec 10:00 Pretoria
SAULSVILLE - NASREC - SAULSVILLE
Train 5516 Departure & Arrival Times Actual Train 5517
Saulsville 8:05 Nasrec
Nasrec 10:35 Saulsville