The new PRASA trains which were introduced for public viewing are now on a trail run in Pretoria. The new trains, which are blue in color, started running between Rissik and Pienaarspoort during off-peak hours which starts at 9:00 and ends at 15:00.
The blue trains are using one line and platform from Rissik to Pienaarspoort for the trial run period. This line is dedicated to this train between Pienaarspoort, Greenview, Mamelodi Gardens, Eerste Fabrieke, Koedoespoort, and other stations, see the full list of stations below:
The testing of this new trains will not affect much the Metrorail yellow trains, as alternatives are provided – the yellow trains are running from Pretoria station via Gezina to Pienaarspoort and the shuttle services is introduced between Rissik and Koedoespoort station. The testing of the blue train started on the first of December and is going to end on the 16th of January 2017. For now the train is running without commuters to test different mechanisms including the safety features. This new batch of trains has features such as CCTV cameras, aircons and electronic doors.
GoMetro will offer commuters live updates when the blue train officially starts running. Commuters will be able to check updates, schedules by using the GoMetro App.
Stay tuned to GoMetro news for more about the new PRASA trains.