Metrorail Gauteng mobi schedule live

2012-11-01 08:21
Johannesburg - Metrorail has announced the launch of its new mobile website for commuters in Johannesburg, in an attempt to address the longstanding concern of keeping its commuters informed and up to date.

The company announced in a press release that it, in partnership with technology start-up company mobi.lity, had launched Go Metro - providing up to date  information service to commuters. The system was first piloted in the Western Cape in September 2012, with commuters in the Cape praising it. Gauteng is the second province to benefit from the rollout of this project, which will soon cover KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape as well.

"This system is cost effective, easily accessible from any type of mobile phone", said Mosenngwa Mofi, Chief Executive Officer for Prasa Rail Operations.

Commuters will now be able to access the following information all via their mobile phone:

- Updates, announcements and other important information to the commuter,

- On time train schedules, commuters can access easy-to-use train schedules,

- A trip planner and fare calculator included as well,

- Information on the Business Expresses,

- General Information like route maps,

- Travelling Terms and Conditions,

- Rail safety information,

- Updates detailing delays or breaks in service will be posted regularly and criminals will no longer have any excuse whatsoever of vandalism commuter rail assets, including

- Maintenance occupations plans.

According to the release, the platform also has an effective and efficient information sharing capability.  Go Metro will empower commuters to take control of their travelling experience, being able to decide  before leaving home whether to take a train or go to the taxis when there are service delays.

"All delays or changes to the published train schedules will be updated immediately in minutes so that the commuter will always know where they stand and how to plan their movements. Safety and security is always a top priority for Metrorail, the Go Metro service will assist the commuter to plan their train travel and arrive safely," added Mofi.

Go Metro will work on all types of phones, both smart phones and feature phones - the only requirement being internet access. The next few months will provide commuters with the opportunity to test the service in its current format, with Metrorail welcoming feedback via the channel provided on the mobi site.

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