Plans to connect Gautrain to Soweto, Mamelodi

2014-03-06 09:51
Johannesburg - The Gautrain may soon be extending its services to Mamelodi and Soweto, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has said.  

TimesLive reports that Peters said the plan was for the Gautrain line to join Soweto’s Naledi line.

She could, however, not give a time frame for the planned extensions, saying that a feasibility study would first need to be done.

Peters said that more than 50 000 passengers use the Gautrain on a daily basis and that this could be increased greatly by extending the current routes. Lack of parking for commuters at stations is still a challenge for the Gautrain service.  

The Rea Vaya BRT also recently extended their services further into Soweto.  In January, 26 additional buses started servicing residents in Mapetla and Pimville in Soweto as well as for employees working in the industrial areas of Amalgam.

Check out the Rea Vaya website for more details. 

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