Gautrain Springboks

Ride the Gautrain for free to welcome the Bokke home!


Johannesburg, South Africa – Let’s ride the wave of #Bokmania! The Gautrain is so elated that the Springboks won the 2019 Rugby World Cup that they’re offering supporters wearing Bok gear a free ride to and from OR Tambo International Airport to welcome them home!

The Bok squad is arriving home on a series of flights on Tuesday 5 November 2019 (from about 4.30 pm).

Simply wear your Springbok jerseys, T-shirts and any other Bok regalia you have, and ride the Gautrain to the airport on 5 November 2019 to give our victorious heroes a loud, raucous, colourful and celebratory homecoming. Supporters wearing Bok gear will get a free ride there and back!

Please note that only those who are not carrying luggage (in other words, not flying out from the airport) may take advantage of this limited promotional offer.

To travel for free, the following terms and conditions apply:

  • A supporter must wear a Springbok shirt (green or white);
  • Drop-offs at a station are recommended;
  • Going to the airport, supporters can only enter a Gautrain station for free between 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm;
  • Returning from the airport, supporters can only enter the Gautrain system for free between 6 pm and 8 pm;
  • Free parking is available only at Centurion, Midrand, Marlboro and Sandton stations on a first-come, first-served basis;
  • No free parking is available at Park, Rosebank, Pretoria, Hatfield and Rhodesfield stations;
  • When entering a parkade, take a paper ticket and keep it safe until return (please do not use your Gautrain Gold or Swift cards to enter the parking as you will then be charged non-rail user rates for the parking);
  • It is recommended that you use the drop-off zone to enter the parking area;
  • Returning to the station after the event, the eligible supporter must present the paper ticket at the ticket office to receive a free exit from the parkade;
  • Persons who are flying in and out of OR Tambo (with or without luggage) in a Springbok shirt will have to pay the applicable airport fare;
  • Returning from the airport, a person wearing a Springbok shirt with luggage will be eligible for free travel only if s/he can present a boarding pass from Japan;
  • A supporter will adhere to crowd control measures at any station in the event of a too high demand for the train service;
  • Eligible supporters can board both the dedicated Gautrain airport coaches as well as the general passenger coaches. All train doors will be opened at OR Tambo International Airport Station;
  • Free travel is only allowed if there is adequate rail service and parking capacity available;
  • No free travel on Gautrain buses.

Update: Due to a technical delay, the Boks’ flight from Japan via Sydney – with Rassie, Siya Kolisi and other players on board – will only land in Joburg after 7 pm.

The first batch, which will include, amongst others, PSDT, Duane, Cheslin & Makazole, are still due to arrive on time.

Sources: Gautrain 
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