New Economy Class Train Service Between Cape Town and Worcester | Western Cape Government


New Economy Class Train Service Between Cape Town and Worcester

18 September 2014


On 18 September 2014, Mainline Passenger Services, the long-distance passenger rail service of PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) announced the introduction of the new economy (sitter) class train service between Cape Town and Worcester (return) with effect from Wednesday, 1 November 2014.

This journey between Cape Town and Worcester takes approximately four hours from departure to arrival but stops at intermediate stations for shorter distance passengers will also be available. 

The train will have a catering car that provides light meals (hamburgers and sandwiches), tea/coffee and refreshments (cold drinks, chips and sweets). The train is manned by PRASA rail security officials to ensure all customers enjoy a pleasant and safe experience.

All this can be experienced for as little as R20 per person for a single ticket. Monthly and weekly tickets will also be available and passengers can pre-book their accommodation by phoning 0860 008 888 or visiting their nearest station, says Mthuthuzeli Swartz, Executive Manager of Mainline Passenger Services. 

Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, welcomed this new service as an addition to the services available to commuters in the region. “We are pleased that Mainline Passenger Services will be introducing this new service that will no doubt benefit many commuters in the Western Cape. Rail forms a crucial part of the economy of the Western Cape, transporting more than half of our workforce; we must continue to ensure that the service provided to our commuters is safe, affordable, reliable, and accessible to those that need it the most,” said Minister Grant. 

Read Prasa's media release: Mainline Passenger Services Introduces New Economy Class Train Service Between Cape Town-Worcester-Cape Town.

Bookings and Enquiries
Mainline Passenger Services
National Contact Centre
Tel: 0860 008 888                

Media Enquiries: 
Siphesihle Dube
Spokesperson for Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 8954
Cell: 084 233 3811
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