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ELGIN RAILWAY MARKET

Pricing

  • Bar Lounge Seating (No under 18’s) – R750 per seat
  • Lounge Seating  – R750 per seat
  • Day Sitter seating – R625 per seat
  • Family Coupe (Maximum 2 adults and 2 children) – R1500 for the whole coupe
  • Family Compartment (Maximum 4 adults and 2 children) – R2900 for the whole compartment
  • Observation Car Individual Seating (Selected Dates only) – R850 per seat
  • Observation Car (Group bookings only for 15 – 28 people) – Starts at R12 750 for 15 people in an airconditioned, private setting.

Journey Timeline

  • 07h00 – 07h30: Passengers Arrive
  • 07h15: Train arrives at the platform
  • 07h15 – 07h55: Passenger boarding and Covid checks
  • 08h00: Departure
  • 11h45: Arrival at Elgin Railway Market
    • This time may change due to delays on the rail network with regards to crossing other trains, infrastructure maintenance, and other safety checks. Delays in excess of 30 – 60 minutes are no uncommon and should be planned for.
  • 13h30: Train opens for reboarding (passengers to board at their leisure)
  • 14h15: Departure from Elgin Railway Market
    • Depending on the time of arrival at the market, a decision may be made to delay departure to ensure passengers have enough time at the destination. This will be communicated to passengers by the staff onboard.
  • 18h00 – 19h00: Arrival back in Cape Town.
    • Passengers are advised not to arrange evening events after the train at a time too close to the arrival of the train back in Cape Town due to possible delays in arrival.

Notes

    • The ticket is a return ticket and includes the cost of your journey with us.
    • No personal food and drink items are permitted onboard. We have a fully stocked bar, dining car (for snacks), and coffee onboard. Payment by cash or card is accepted.
    • We are currently not wheelchair accessible unless the person is able to board without the wheelchair.
    • No smoking is permitted onboard.
    • Closed shoes are to be worn at all times.
    • A light jersey or jacket is advisable in the case of sudden weather changes.

General Rules and Other Info

    • If you are in need of assistance, go to the Coach Controller or Train Manager.
    • Obey the instructions given by our Train Manager (orange visi-vest) and our Coach Controllers (yellow visi-vest).
    • Please do not stand or kneel on the furniture and tables, and keep dirty feet off too.
    • Everyone loves to peek out of the window, but please do not hang out of the windows; it is dangerous due to vegetation along the track as well as soot from the steam locomotive.
    • Please do not throw litter out of the windows – cleaning staff and bins are available on board.
    • No bare feet – the plates between the coaches shift and passengers are at risk of getting injured if their feet are bare.
    • We cannot control the actions of communities alongside the rail line. There have been incidents of stone throwing in the past; we undertake to do our best to monitor the known hotspots to ensure passengers are aware, and communities are engaged.
    • Passengers must be well on the day of travel. If any passenger is not feeling well, running a temperature or if any passenger has been in contact with a Covid active person, they must rather postpone their journey with us.
    • On arrival at Harbour Bridge departure point, please keep a distance of 1.5 metres of other passengers while being checked in. Your temperature will be taken before boarding and hand sanitiser will be on hand for passengers to use.
    • Masks are mandatory and must be worn throughout the journey.