Is the Shosholoza Meyl still running?

Here’s how much you will pay for long-distance trains. The Shosholoza Meyl, which has been dormant for most of the year, has returned to service as of 27 November 2020.

How much is Shosholoza Meyl from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

Shosholoza Meyl long-distance passenger trains The Cape Town to Johannesburg train passes the same wonderful scenery as the megabucks Blue Train, but costs only 690 Rand (£33 or $50) including a bed in a 2-berth or 4-berth sleeper.

What type of train is the Shosholoza Meyl?

Shosholoza Meyl trains run on the Cape gauge (1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)) Transnet mainline track. The trains are locomotive-pulled. Most routes are completely electrified 3 kV DC and 25 kV AC systems, usually class 6E1 or class 18E locomotives on the 3 kV system and class 7E on the 25 kV system.

Are long-distance trains running in South Africa?

JOHANNESBURG – Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced that long-distance passenger rail is now permitted to resume operations subject to the passenger capacity restriction. With the easing of the nationwide lockdown regulations, certain public transport sectors are now being permitted to operate.

How much is a train from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

around 207 USD
Trains from Johannesburg to Cape Town The railroad connecting two cities is about 938 miles. This train trip takes approximately 26 hours. The average ticket from Johannesburg to Cape Town costs around 207 USD. The train stops 5 times on the whole trip.

How much does it cost to transport a car from Johannesburg to Cape Town by train?

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Cape Town is to car train which costs R 340 – R 490 and takes 33h 5m.

What is the speed of Shosholoza Meyl?

The Shosholoza Meyl, travelling at 60km/h, collided with a goods train full of containers moving in the same direction at a slower speed. One overseas tourist died, one passenger was critically injured and eight sustained minor injuries.

Is the Shosholoza Meyl train safe?

However, this time around, the 84-year-old was left bitterly disappointed. The Shosholoza Meyl is advertised as a safe, affordable long distance passenger train that offers “A Pleasant Experience” for travellers from the moment they book their ticket until they disembark at their end destination.

How much is Eldo Coaches from Joburg to Cape Town?

Land trips from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Eldo coaches leaves 11h30 arrives 04h05 the next morning R399
Shosholoza Meyl economy class leaves 12h30 arrives 15h30 the next afternoon R440
City to City coach leaves 13h00 arrives 06h05 the next morning R560
Intercape coach leaves 19h30 arrives 15h30 the next day R610