Primedia and the Gautrain have joined forces to launch “Gauteng’s BIG NIGHT OUT”. The concept is that, for one night only – Saturday the 1st March 2014, Gautrains trains and buses will be running late into the night in support of several wonderful leisure locations and activities in Gauteng. Trains will run past midnight and special Gautrain shuttle buses will transport patrons between the venues and the closest Gautrain station.
- The Eminem Concert at Ellis Park. Gautrain buses provided from Park Station.
- The Santana Concert at FNB Stadium. Transfer to Metrorail at Park Station.
- Restaurants, shops and movies at Rosebank Mall and The Zone as well as night walks at theJohannesburg Zoo (pre-booking essential). Gautrain buses to the Zoo provided from Rosebank station.
- Mandela Square and Sandton City (walk from Sandton station).
- The Rocky Horror Show, Trevor Noah and Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist as well as gaming, movies, restaurants and shopping at Montecasino. Gautrain shuttle buses provided from Sandton Station.
- Gaming, movies, restaurants and shopping at Emperors Palace. Gautrain buses provided from Rhodesfield Station.
- The Amanda Strydom Concert at the Centurion Theatre. Gautrain buses provided from Centurion Station.
- Night walks at the Pretoria Zoo (pre-booking essential). Gautrain buses to the Zoo provided from Pretoria station.
- The Vodacom Bulls vs Lions rugby match at Loftus Versfeld. Gautrain buses provided from Hatfield Station.
- The restaurants and pubs at Hatfield Square (walk from Hatfield station).
All of the Gautrains parking facilities will remain open in support of these services. Normal fares and rules of usage apply.
Further details will be disseminated via Gautrain’s facebook and twitter feeds or telephonically at 0800 GAUTRAIN.
Ken Varejes, Group CEO of Primedia Unlimited, said: “ Primedia is delighted to partner with the Gautrain to promote leisure activities in the entire province of Gauteng. We feel that this is a wonderful way to bring our citizens together in a fun and safe way and we hope that the concept of Gauteng’s BIG NIGHT OUT will grow into the future.”
Errol Braithwaite, Executive at the Bombela Concession Company, agreed: “For us this is a wonderful way to test our systems and operational protocols with a view to possibly running late-night services on a more regular basis in the future. But apart from that, it’s a wonderful way to promote many of the wonderful artistic, sporting and cultural events which make us love Gauteng. The service will be geared towards safe and pleasant public transport for the entire family. To that end our security will be fully mobilised and we will reserve the right to exclude any over-exuberant party goers from the system.”