Background

The Premier Classe is a luxury long distance rail service of Prasa Rail

BACKGROUND

The history of the Premier Classe goes as far back as 2001, when the Premier Classe operated with only two coaches hooked onto the Transkaroo (Johannesburg – Cape Town – Johannesburg) Tourist service. During that period, the Premier Classe only accommodated 28 passengers.

Due to the change in travel patterns and accelerated demand from customers a full Premier Classe train set between Johannesburg and Cape Town was launched in May 2006 with increased frequency and capacity accommodating a maximum of 84 passengers. It did not end there - To keep abreast of today’s technology, a refurbished Premier Classe set was introduced in November 2007, with additional features such as technological sophistication in its new dining/lounge cars, conference coach and a smoking lounge that is equipped with a plasma screen and DVD player, more spacious compartments, and well appointed bathrooms to name but a few new additions.

o The Premier Classe is a luxury long distance rail service of Prasa Rail – a service of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and operates s on the Johannesburg – Cape Town – Johannesburg route only