South Africa Travel + Tourism Guide: Johannesburg Park Station
Johannesburg Park Station
Johannesburg Park Station is the largest station in Africa with
trains to many destinations
in the country.
Located north of the central business district, Johannesburg Park
Station is a hub for both intercity and local trains in Gauteng
Security at Park Station has improved with the installation of
CCTV cameras and there are secure taxi
ranks outside the arrivals hall. Buses and mini-buses run to almost
everywhere outside the station.
Regarding security, care should be taken at all times in the station
and the area around nearby Joubert Park and in the park itself which
are considered no-go areas. Johannesburg Art Gallery is situated
in the southern part of Joubert Park.
There are trains from Jo'burg to East London (20 hours) via Bloemfontein
(9 hours) on the Amatola route as well as trains to Nelspruit via
Pretoria (Komati), Cape Town (28 hours) via Kimberly (Trans Karoo)
and to Durban (31 hours) via Ladysmith and Pietermaritzburg (Trans
International bus services from Jo'burg leave from Park Station.
There are buses to Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe. There
are daily buses to Cape Town
(19 hours), Bloemfontein (7 hours), Durban (8 hours), East London
(15 hours), Port Elizabeth (15 hours), Nelspruit (5 hours), Polokwane
(5 hours) and Pretoria (1 hour).
The Gautrain Rapid Rail line will be completed by 2011 and will
connect Park Station to the suburbs of Rosebank, Sandton, Midrand
and on to Pretoria. A new rail line will also connect OR Tambo International
Airport with Sandton.
Johannesburg Park Station Access
Johannesburg Park Station occupies the square formed by Wolmarans
Street to the north, De Villiers Street to the south, Rissik Street
to the west and Wanderers Street to the east.
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