12 years The time it takes Jupiter to orbit the sun
The year the first self-adhesive stamps were issued
Getting around Gauteng with Gautrain
The Gautrain system provides you with a safe, comfortable and reliable train service between OR Tambo International Airport and the Sandton CBD; and between Rosebank Station and Tshwane’s Hatfield Station. The Gautrain system includes: • specially designed airport coaches offering comfort and space for commuters with luggage; • drop-off and parking facilities at all stations (except at OR Tambo International Airport); and • a dedicated bus system at eight stations. These services are fully integrated and may be used separately, or jointly by transferring from one service to another.
The Gautrain services are all accessed by means of a contactless smartcard – your Gold Card.
Using the Gautrain system Commuters are required to purchase special preloaded Gautrain Gold Cards from self-help ticket vending machines or ticket offices situated in Gautrain stations, or at a number of off-site locations. Once you have purchased your Gold Card, you can use it to access and pay for the train, bus or parking services. Ticket products can be loaded on to your Gold Card via cash, debit cards or credit cards. Only Mastercard and Visa credit cards are accepted.
Skyways Magazine November 2011