Commuters trapped on Gautrain

2012-07-18 09:20 Johannesburg - Gautrain passengers were left annoyed and panicked after they were trapped for hours after a technical problem brought the train to a grinding halt.

Commuters were heading to Midrand when the train suddenly came to a stop and they were forced to wait for a rescue train for almost three hours, while the doors were closed and there was little ventilation, reported the TimesLive.

A Gautrain spokesperson confirmed that the train was stopped for technical reasons but claimed the delay was only for about 90 minutes while a rescue train was sent to pick up commuters.

Train doors were apparently opened only after a pregnant woman had a panic attack.  

Commuters said it didn’t look like Gautrain officials were properly prepared to the situation.

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