We’ve all dreamed of revelling in the luxury of South Africa’s famous Blue Train, and now we have the opportunity to once again do that.
The Blue Train recently revealed it would resume services after management made the decision to temporarily suspend operations after derailing twice and then catching fire while being repaired at the beginning of the year, reports Business Insider.
The Blue Train has been dazzling passengers with its luxury for years thanks to its incredible experience from Pretoria to Cape Town. It’s a self-described “moving five-star hotel-on-wheels” and has “defined a new era of luxury travel.”
The Blue Train faced a number of challenges in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, only resuming full operation in March 2021.
However, on 19 November, empty coaches derailed at the Union Station Loop in Germiston but the luxury train stayed on track, operating through the December and January holidays despite the derailment.
It found itself in a similar situation in January 2022 while at a maintenance depot in Salvokop south of Pretoria Central. The luxury train’s problems did not stop there three weeks later as operations were suspended due to a Blue Train coach catching fire.
Here’s hoping the Blue Train’s bad luck has ended! Make sure you visit their website if you’re looking to book.