TRAC continues its support of GTR


Trans African Concessions (TRAC) is again supporting the annual Rotary Greatest Train Race (GTR), which takes place this year on Saturday, August 18. 

One of TRAC’s biggest contributions to the 2018 race is the special concession it is offering Class 1 vehicles at the Middelburg Toll Plaza during the closure of the R555, between eMalahleni and Middelburg, for the staging of the race.

Qualifying motorists, who will be diverted by marshals and traffic officials onto the N4 between 06:00 and 14:00 on race day, will be given a unique voucher that grants them a discounted rate of R23.00 (instead of R59.00) at the Middelburg Plaza. This voucher, which must be handed to the toll collector when passing through the plaza, will only be valid during the road closure and is only applicable to motorists who pay cash. No other forms of payment, including electronic tag payments or GTR permits, will qualify for the discounted tariff.

TRAC vouchers will be available at the following locations:


  • Three-way Stop at Jakaroo Park
  • Corner of OR Tambo and Voortrekker Road (at the Sasol Garage)
  • N4 off-ramp towards Middelburg, at the Ridge Casino


  • T-junction at Van Dyksdrift Road
  • Four-way Stop at the R555 weighbridge
  • Four-way Stop at Aerorand, towards Van Dyksdrift Road

Road users are advised that traffic disruptions may occur on or towards the N4 Toll Route due to the closure of the R555 for the duration of race, however this will be temporary and road users are urged to be patient.

The GTR is a charity road running event, organised by the local rotary club, to raise funds for the less fortunate while having fun at the same time. As the GTR creates a platform for the public to join forces to create change and bring relief to those in need, it fits well within TRAC’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) responsibilities.

TRAC’s CSI manager Adri Fourie says that contributing towards a major community event such as the GTR is a privilege. “As a major service provider in the area, we are committed to the communities of this region and believe this is one way of giving back.”

“It is an honour to be involved in and contribute to this valuable cause, which has a strong immediate- and long-term impact,” says Fourie.

TRAC’s 24-hour Helpdesk will be available to assist road users with queries and information relating to the N4 Toll Route and the special concession, throughout the event. The fully-operational call centre can be reached on 0800 87 22 64 or 082 881 4444 or via the Live Chat feature on our newly launched website at

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