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Frustration as Gautrain technical issues leave commuters stranded

Buses have been arranged to ferry passengers between Sandton and Park Station in the meantime.

Chaos outside Sandton Gautrain station as trains between Sandton and Park Station experience technical issues Park. Commuters are using buses. Picture: Aki Anastasiou/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Commuters stranded at the Gautrain station have complained they've been waiting for more than an hour.

The Gautrain is experiencing technical problems this morning between Sandton and Park Station, and buses have been arranged to ferry passengers between the two points.

LISTEN: No trains operating between Sandton Gautrain station and Park Station

The queues are very long with the last person being about 200 metres from the bus.

This is has left many commuters furious.

Sandton #Gautrain Station right now! #Chaos no trains Park>Sandton. Commuters waiting for over an hour for buses. pic.twitter.com/loEnbTYwj9



The Gautrain is short of buses as some are operating on their normal day-to-day routes.

One of the commuters in the queue says he has been waiting or about 35 to 40 minutes.

Some of the commuters, on the other hand, say they have been waiting for more than an hour.

"I've been waiting for about two hours and they just told us there is a problem with the line to Park Station, so we will get buses."

Meanwhile, Gautrain management says technicians are still working to resolve a problem on one of its lines where a train is stuck, affecting its operations.

Gautrain spokesperson Kesagee Nayager says they hope to be back on track by midday.

"We didn't anticipate the delay or the disruption; a train has failed on the tracks but we have this morning sent an SMS to passengers who have subscribed to the SMS service."

Gautrain management has urged commuters to be patient.

Commuters have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations:











Others have chosen to see the lighter side of the situation: