Wednesday, February 3, 2010

JHB gets some proper Public Transport... finally!

Take a drive through central JHB these days, and as you head down Commissioner Street you will notice that new bus stations have popped up everywhere along the road.
They look something like this:

Joubert Park Station

While this prototype station (Joubert Park) was launched in 2008, I have personally been out of date with the new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system, so I was rather surprised when I first saw a Rea Vaya station on Commissioner Street.
I am hopeful that this will be a huge step forward in bringing Johannesburg up to speed with other major cities in the world, in terms of transportation - coupled to the Gautrain this should be a winning formula, especially with the Fifa Soccer World cup only a few months away...!!

A Rea Vaya Bus taking a breather

Get more info on Rea Vaya, routes, stations etc. at their official website here.


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