PUBLIC TRANSPORT

REA VAYA

Phase 1 of the bus system was introduced to assist with the daily transport of workers from Soweto to Johannesburg and around the city. The intermodal hub at park station links Rea Vaya, Metro rail and Gautrain services.

The City of Johannesburg’s new Rea Vaya bus system route has been operational since October 2013.

  • The new route runs from Soweto and passes through Noordegesig, New Canada, Pennyville , Bosmont, Coronationville, Newclare, Westbury, Westdene, Melville, Auckland Park and Parktown, and it links to the CBD.
  • The new services uses 134 new buses, which have also been manufactured locally.

It runs for 18 hours a day from 5:00 to 23:00. The plan is to eventually extend this to 24 hours a day.

Fares: The fare system works out on a preloaded smart card and the fees are worked out according to the distance traveled with the amount charged per kilometer decreasing as the length of the trip increased. From 2015,5km is charged at R5.80, single trip cards at R13.80 and double trips cards at R26.50

Route

The route covers: Thokoza park, Ellis park, Parktown, Library Gardens east, Dobsonville,Lake View , Jabavu , Boomtown, Eldorado park,

Parktown distribution route: Parkcity, Yeoville, Mapatla, Pimville, Greymond, Bellevue, Maponya mall, Inner city, Protea glen, Florida north, Windsor west, Cresta.

Operations

Monday to Friday 5am to 9pm

Buses run every 10 minutes during peak hours – 5am to 8:59

Buses run at a 15minute frequency during off-peak hours – 9am to 2:59pm

Saturday -buses run from 5am to 7pm at a 30mintes frequency

Saturday buses run from 6am to 7pm,every 30 minutes

Contacts

For general Rea Vaya queries, phone the joburg call centre on 0860 Joburg (0860 562 874)
For emergencies (011 375 5911)
For time tables: www.reavaya.org.za

Metro bus

They cover specific routes to accommodate people with disabilities, offering them a service to and from work. There are six adapted buses that run along the following routes: within Soweto, Soweto to Elder ado park, Soweto to Johannesburg, Naturena to Johannesburg and Johannesburg to Sandton. The buses have ramps, and seatbelts to secure wheelchairs. A prepaid system is available for people with disabilities, who use the yellow tag, which is valid for three months.

Route

Most of the routes start from the inner bus terminals in zone 1,with longer traveling trips, traversing a number of different zones for example a trip from the CBD to Midrand could cross different zones up to eight times.

For full time tables and routes

www.joburg.co.za

Contacts

Address: Terrence st, Johannesburg, 2000

Tel: 011 832 3135

Call centre: 0860 Joburg 562 874

Email busqueries@joburg.co.za

Information centre: 011 833 5918

My citi IRT

 The R2.6-billion Tshwane BRT system, which formed part of the city’s revitalisation project, is part of a global BRT concept, with more than 47 BRT systems operating worldwide. The Tshwane BRT consists of a total of some 80 kilometers of bus lines, comprising of 62 stations and runs from Mabopane through Pretoria CBD, past Menlyn and on to Mamelodi. The system consists of about 340 buses, some of which is powered by gas.

The buses travel along dedicated bus lanes in the centre of the roadway allowing you to avoid the traffic and get to your destination faster, safer and on time.

 The BRT buses run from 06:00 in the morning until 20:00 at night in the week and 23:30 on Saturday evenings. With two to four minute intervals during peak periods, and seven to ten minutes during off-peak periods.

The BRT buses uses a cashless smart card, called the Connector that is sold at the kiosks inside all seven A Re Yeng bus stations, situated along the inception phase route and at the Sammy Marks Customer Care Centre, for as little as R25.

My Citi commuters numbers soaring on routes from Haut bay, Camps bay and along the West coast with new route coming to khayelisha.

Fares and Routes

Fares and route www.myCitiIRT.co.za

 

Contacts

For queries 0800 6564 63

Email: Info@Capetown.gov.za

Address: Building suite 201, InfoTech building, 1090 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, Tshwane

Tel: 012 358 4848

Related links

www.areyengtshwane.co.za

Gautrain

Is a 80-kilometre (50ml) mass rapid transit railway system in Gauteng province, South Africa, which links Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekurhuleni and OR international airport.

Main station

Johannesburg Park Station, OR International Airport, Pretoria station.

Other station

Centurion, Hatfield, Molbaro, Midrant, Rhodesfield, Rosebank and Sandton .

Route Map

It covers Hatfield, Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, OR international airport, Rhodesfield, Marboro, Sandton, Rosebank and Park station.

the rail network is 80 kilometers long and is connected to other forms of public transport like taxis, buses and the Metrorail public train system. Commuters can also use several Gautrain buses to destinations within a 15 kilometers radius.

Traveling at up to 160 kilometers per hour, Gautrain takes 35 minutes to travel between Johannesburg and Pretoria. From Sandton to the OR Tambo International Airport takes 15 minutes and provision has been made for air passengers to remotely check in at Sandton Station in future.

Fares

Fares on the Johannesburg/Pretoria route are between R21.00 and R53.00, depending on distance. Fares on the Gautrain Bus Link is R6.00 (R20.00 if the train is not used within one hour of the bus journey). The method of payment on Gautrain buses uses the same personalized electronic ticket as for train travel, requiring a minimum balance of R20.00 for boarding a bus. Special discounts apply on the purchase of weekly and monthly passes as well as the use of the train during off-peak periods. Tickets can only be purchased at stations and selected retail outlets and not on any bus.

For route map  www.gautrain.co.za