gautrainThe New Age reports that Gautrain has drastically increased its fares since its inception five years ago, while from 1 June it will cost commuters R76 to travel between Johannesburg and Pretoria.  

When the train service was launched in 2011, its first single trip from Johannesburg Park Station to Hatfield in Pretoria cost R49.  Commuters have taken to social media to air their frustrations with the increased prices.  But, Gautrain spokesperson Dr Barbara Jensen denied that Gautrain was only for rich people.  She defended the increase and said it was in line with inflation.

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