Rhodesfield station fully operational

Monday, April 4, 2011
By: 
Nthambeleni Gabara

Pretoria - Today Metrorail trains travelling between Johannesburg, Pretoria and Leralla corridors officially stopped for the first time at Rhodesfield station to provide more convenience for commuters. 

Metrorail spokesperson, Lilian Mofokeng, said: "The station was build for the 2010 FIFA World Cup but our trains never used to stop there for commuters. 

"It is the first time today that we are making it accessible for the commuting public and our trains are now officially stopping there for customer's convenience."

All trains, with the exception of the Tshwane Business Express and Metroplus Express, will now stop at Rhodesfield station. 

The R105 million station has been hailed as a welcomed boost to rail services in the area. It is situated on the existing Johannesburg, Germiston and Pretoria commuter lines between Isando and Kempton Park stations. 

"This full operation of Rhodesfield station is part of Metrorail's continuous efforts to improve our commuter experience within our system and bringing world class facilities to our commuting public," Mofokeng said.

Tembela Kulu, the Gauteng Provincial Manager of Metrorail said: "Commuters are encouraged to make full use of this facility and services offered, which includes train ticket sales, parking and a secured environment." 

It is hoped that the station will promote access to socio-economic opportunities within the city's rail corridors, including access to the airport. 

Commuters from Tshwane will now have the opportunity to connect to the Gautrain network going to work, leisure or catching their next plane. - BuaNews