Pietermaritzburg railway station

Pietermaritzburg Railway Station is the main railway station serving the city of Pietermaritzburg (/ˌpiːtərˈmærɪtsbɜːrɡ/), South Africa. It is located on Railway and Pine Streets in the South Western corner of the city centre. The station is a stop on long-distance passenger rail services operated by Shosholoza Meyl. Historically, the station is famous as being the place where Mahatma Gandhi was thrown off a train for riding first class in 1893.[1]

Pietermaritzburg
Railway Station
PMB 1898 Railway Station.jpg
Location23 Rail Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201
Coordinates29°36′35″S 30°22′5″E / 29.60972°S 30.36806°E / -29.60972; 30.36806Coordinates: 29°36′35″S 30°22′5″E / 29.60972°S 30.36806°E / -29.60972; 30.36806
Owned byPRASA
Line(s)Shosholoza Meyl: Premier Classe:
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade Red Brick Victorian

ServicesEdit

Preceding station   Shosholoza Meyl   Following station
towards Johannesburg
Johannesburg–Durban
Terminus
towards Cape Town
Cape Town–Durban
Preceding station   Premier Classe   Following station
towards Johannesburg
Johannesburg–Durban
Terminus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gandhi History in South Africa, accessed 18 June 2013