Phase 1 of the project comprised of an airport link between the Sandton CBD and the OR Tambo International Airport, as well as two intermediate commuter stations – Marlboro and Rhodesfield.
The balance of the project consisted of six further stations connecting the Johannesburg CBD with Pretoria and Hatfield.
The Gautrain offers international standards of public transport with high levels of safety, reliability, predictability and comfort. Travelling at a maximum of 160 kilometres per hour, it connects Hatfield station with Johannesburg Park station in approximately 42 minutes, and Sandton station with OR Tambo International Airport in less than 15 minutes.
The train service is complemented by a dedicated bus fleet that transports passengers in air-conditioned comfort between the stations and surrounding suburbs and business nodes.
The trains, stations and buses are accessible to people with disabilities.