Leaving on that midnight train

Track and steel: Mmegi photojourno, Kagiso Onkatswitse captured the moments during his epic train ride
Track and steel: Mmegi photojourno, Kagiso Onkatswitse captured the moments during his epic train ride

The reintroduction of the passenger train has brought unsurpassed convenience for North and South-bound travellers. Mmegi photojournalist, KAGISO ONKATSWITSE sampled the comforts of the BR Express’ new sleeper class

I had a trip to make up north and had originally planned to travel on Friday morning by bus. Changing my plans, I instead decided to board the Thursday train after work for an opportunity to experience Botswana Railways’ new sleeper class.

Knocking off a few minutes before 8pm, I rushed to the train station to secure a ticket, picking from the range of classes available. There’s the standard sitter, which has a bus seat-like arrangement, business class, with more space between seats and a fancy first class sleeper coach, which comprises four seats, turned into bunk beds and a face basin.

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