MARLBORO STATION (GPS: S:26°05.035′, E: 028°06.698′)

Marlboro Gautrain Station is strategically positioned adjacent to the N3/Marlboro Drive interchange, south of Marlboro Drive and to the west of the N3.

Airport link train coaches will not be accessible for general passengers at Marlboro Station. Therefore, daily commuters using the general passenger services will only be able to embark or disembark at Rhodesfield, Marlboro or Sandton stations. The airport link can only be accessed from Sandton Station or OR Tambo International Airport Station.

Locality

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Transport to and from the station

  • A dedicated Gautrain bus feeder service will be provided for passengers within a radius of up to ten kilometres from the station. Bus feeder frequencies will be aligned with train schedules.
  • En-route bus shelters are planned at 500m intervals in high-density areas. Bus stops will be finalised after establishing the sustainability of routes.
  • Gautrain services will be integrated and co-ordinated with other public transport providers, such as the Johannesburg Bus Rapid Transit system, Metrobus and taxis.

Parking

  • Affordable and safe parking for train users that want to leave their cars at the station (park and ride).
  • The Marlboro parking area will accommodate more than 1 200 cars at a time.
  • Parking for passengers that are dropped off at the station (kiss-and-ride).
  • Demarcated short-term parking for passengers.
  • Bicycle storage as well as motorcycle parking bays.

Ticketing

  • Commuters will be able to use preloaded smart cards at self-help, computerised ticket vending machines in order to pay for train trips, bus trips or parking.
  • Money can be loaded on to the smart card via cash, debit cards or credit cards.
  • Smart card electronic ticketing means that only one ticket is used for the train, bus and parking.
  • Contactless technology means that smart cards will be scanned electronically when they are swiped past station access gate readers.
  • Smart card single ticket media that will be accepted by most public transport systems within Gauteng is currently under development.

Timetables

  • Electronic information display systems at stations and inside train coaches.
  • Passengers will receive real-time information on expected train arrival and departure times.
  • Five trains per hour per direction during peak periods week days (a train every 12 minutes).
  • Three trains per hour per direction during off-peak periods (a train every 20 minutes).
  • Two trains per hour per direction during week-ends and public holidays (a train every 30 minutes).
  • Train services will commence daily at 05:30 and the last train will depart not earlier than 20:30.
  • Bus schedules will be aligned with the train schedules.

Security

  • Tight security on trains and stations through access control and electronic surveillance (over 650 CCTV cameras).
  • Security officers will be on guard and will maintain a visible presence at stations and inside trains.
  • Gautrain’s entire 80 kilometre rail network will be securely fenced with a 2,4 metre high security fence that will be regularly patrolled and maintained to prevent vandalism and unwanted entries.
  • Access control: only valid ticket holders will have access to station paid areas and platforms.

Passengers with special needs

Level boarding is a long-time feature of global underground railways. Matching the height and minimising the gap between Gautrain’s coach floor and the platform is designed to allow easy access for children, shoppers with heavy bags and the elderly. Each train set will have a section allocated to wheelchairs. The system will also accommodate mobility, sight and hearing impaired passengers.

On Gautrain’s dedicated Bus Link, low entrance floors, wide doorways and folding ramps will make it easier for passengers who have walking difficulties or those who need to use wheelchairs. Inside the buses, wheelchair positions will be fitted in accordance with the best practice designs available

Places of interest

  • Marlboro Station is close to the Linbro Business Park in Linbro Park.
  • A multibillion-rand, mixed-use development called Frankenwald Estate is planned with a dedicated pedestrian link to the station.
  • The nearby Alexandra Township is being upgraded as part of government’s Alexandra Urban Renewal project.

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Click here to see places of interest in the vicinity of Marlboro Station

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