ROSEBANK STATION (GPS: S:26°08.715′, E: 028°02.632′ )

Rosebank Station is an underground station located beneath Oxford Road, between Baker Street and Tyrwhitt Avenue, opposite The Zone shopping centre.

Rosebank Station is served by the North-South train service that operates between Hatfield and Park Stations. Passengers intend to travel on the Airport service to Rhodesfield Station or the OR Tambo International Airport must transfer at Sandton Station. The Airport service platform at Sandton is conveniently situated on a lower level between the North and South service platforms for passengers that need to transfer. No transfers are needed for passengers going from Rosebank Station to Sandton, Marlboro, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria or Hatfield stations.

Easy access for passengers

Accessibility to the station is via escalators or lifts near The Zone shopping centre in Oxford Road and further enhanced by the integrated design of parking, public and other transport terminal facilities.

Pedestrian friendly walkways will link the station with the surrounding office and retail areas.

Transport to and from the station

A total public transport system will be provided which includes:

  • Dedicated Gautrain bus services (up to a ten kilometres radius) for passengers.
  • The City of Johannesburg’s new Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system, when implemented.
  • Johannesburg Metropolitan Bus Service that operates along Oxford Road.
  • Minibus-taxi services that are operating in the vicinity of the Rosebank Station.

Bus shelters will be spaced approximately every 500m in high density areas. The shelters are planned in conjunction with the cities and will only be provided on sustainable routes.

Some of the areas that will be serviced by Gautrain buses include:

  • A service linking Rosebank Station with Melrose Arch, Illovo, the commercial developments in Corlett Drive and Oxford Road to the north of Rosebank,
  • A service linking Rosebank Station with Killarney and the office developments in Central Street, Houghton; and
  • A service linking Rosebank Station with Cresta, Linden and Parkhurst.
Download: Rosebank Bus Feeder and Distribution Routes

Parking

Affordable and safe parking (park and ride) will be available for train users that prefer to leave their cars at the station. Provision is made for:

  • Parking capacity for approximately 1 200 private vehicles.
  • Demarcated short-term parking as well as a drop off zone (kiss-and-ride).
  • Bicycle storage area as well as parking for motorcycles.
  • Loading and off-loading bays for buses and taxis in close proximity to station entrances.

Ticketing

The Gautrain electronic ticketing system requires only one ticket per person for any combination of Gautrain services i.e. bus and train or parking and train. Contactless smart card (CSC) technology will be used, which means that smart cards will be read electronically when they are swiped at access readers.

Commuters will be able to load their CSC with a ticket product at self-help ticket vending machines or manned ticket offices. Ticket products can be paid by cash, debit or credit cards.

The planned ticket products are:

  • Single and return.
  • Period passes (weekly and monthly).
  • Stored Travel Rights (STR) -  a flexible product that is based on a pay as you go system.

In future, a single ticket media will be able to accommodate ticket products from other public transport providers within Gauteng, including Gautrain. This will permits a seamless movement of passengers between the different transport systems.

Timetables

Timetables are based on expected passenger demand balanced with convenience and the reduction of terminal waiting times.

  • The North–South train service from both Park and Hatfield Stations will commence daily at 05:30 and the last train will depart at 20:30.
  • The planned intervals at commencement of the Gautrain service will be:
    • A train every 12 minutes or five trains per hour per direction during peak periods.
    • A train every 20 minutes or three trains per hour per direction during off-peak periods.
    • A train every 30 minutes or two trains per hour per direction during week-ends and public holidays.

Passengers will receive real-time information on trains such as expected arrival and departure times.

Electronic information display systems are provided inside trains and at stations.

Security

Given the prerequisite of a safe and secure environment Gautrain employed several active and passive preventative security strategies. These started already at the design stage of the project. The important security measures are:

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

Passengers with special needs

Level boarding is a modern feature of global underground railway systems. 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. Train sets have space dedicated to wheelchairs.

The Gautrain system also makes provision for sight and hearing impaired passengers.

Gautrain dedicated buses will have low entrance floors, wide doorways and folding ramps that will assist passengers with walking difficulties or those using wheelchairs. Wheelchair positions will be available at certain buses per route in accordance with best practice designs.

Emergency access shafts

The underground rail tunnel between Park Station and Sandton Station will feature evenly spaced emergency access shafts. These shafts main objective is to provide emergency services access to the tunnel below. However, in case of an emergency evacuation, safe havens for passengers are provided at the bottom of these shafts.

Places of interest and urban renewal

  • The Rosebank commercial and office development including Rosebank Mall, The Zone and African Market
  • Melrose Arch
  • Killarney Mall
  • Wanderers cricket stadium and golf course
  • Hotels
  • Johannesburg Zoo and Zoo Lake
  • Museum of Military History
  • Current urban renewal projects include a R600 million mixed-use development including the upgrading of The Zone, the Firs and The Galleria. These popular areas are within walking distance of Gautrain’s Rosebank Station.

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