Not minding your manners on the Gautrain is a punishable offence. It is worse than not paying. You can get blacklisted with a credit bureau for humming a jaunty tune, cursing the lack of cellular signal in the tunnel, or even for trying to use your mobile phone. – Daily Maverick
And Bombay Concession Company spake all these words saying: I am the Operator of thy train, which have brought thee out of Centurion, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other trains before me.
Though shalt not make unto thee any loud music or shouting in the likeness of any thing that is in the heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to fellow passengers, nor beg, nor loiter, nor gamble, for I the OPERATOR am a jealous OPERATOR.
Thou shalt not take the name of the OPERATOR in vain, for the OPERATOR will detain, without permission to use the lavatory, he who takes the name of the OPERATOR in vain.
Six days though shalt labour, and do all thy work.
But the breakdown day is the sabbath of the OPERATOR, in it thou shalt not do any work; thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy stranger, nor thy manservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy emergency protocols that is within them.
For in six years thy train was made and all that is in it, and thy OPERATOR and thy bus service rested the seventh year, wherefore the OPERATOR blessed and hallowed it.
Honour thy guard and thy conductor that thy days may be long upon the train which the OPERATOR giveth thee.
Thou shalt not eat, drink nor chew gum.
Thou shalt not commit adultery nor trade informally on thy train.
Thou shalt not steal, nor wear balaclavas.
Thou shalt not bear false witness, nor advertise without authorisation.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s cellphone signal.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor his luxurious seat and accompanying luggage rack.
And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking, and when the people saw it they removed, and stood far off. And they said to Gautrain spokesperson Errol Braithwaite “speak thou with us and we will hear, but let not the OPERATOR speak with us, lest we die”.