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BBC News - South Africa Gautrain opens Johannesburg-Pretoria route

Africa's fastest train has opened its new route to the capital, Pretoria, from Johannesburg in a bid to speed up travel between two of South Africa's major cities.

The Gautrain takes less than 30 minutes for the 54km (34 mile) journey.

It can take up to two hours to travel this distance by car during rush hour.

The Gautrain's inaugural airport route was opened just in time for the 2010 World Cup, when it was used by thousands of football fans.

But by reaching Pretoria, it is likely to be used by ordinary South African commuters to beat the traffic on one of South Africa's busiest roads.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Aug 2nd, 2011 at 02:49:03 PM EST
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