Pretoria’s new Bus Rapid Transit System
Tshwane Rapid Transport Services proudly bears the name chosen by the public: A Re Yeng.
The City of Tshwane started the construction of South Africa’s latest bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Arcadia, Hatfield, on the 11th of July 2012. The system has been fully operational since 1 December 2014.
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 kilometres of bus lines, comprising of 62 stations and runs from Mabopane through Pretoria CBD, past Menlyn and on to Mamelodi. The system cnsists 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.
How to use A Re Yeng to travel:
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.
Pretoria will be the 4th city in South Africa with a bus rapid transit system, joining the City of Johannesburg, the City of Cape Town and Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.
There are two types of services within A Re Yeng: Trunk and Feeder services.
• Trunk Services - Buses runs on dedicated lanes, with stations located in the central median of the road from CBD to Hatfield.
• Feeder Services - Buses runs on mixed-traffic lanes bringing passengers to the trunk route.
A Re Yeng CBD Routes:
Trunk Route - Starting from Central Station in the CBD to General M. Soyothula Station in Hatfield.
Click here to download the timetable.
Buses towards Steve Biko Terminus - Click here to download the timetable.
Buses towards Tuks Groenkloof - Click here to download the timetable.
Buses from and to CBD Central Station - Click here to download the timetable.
Buses to and from CBD Central Station - Click here to download the timetable
(Click on map to enlarge.)
The first A Re Yeng bus was unveiled to the public in Hatfield on 30 April 2014.
Construction from Kotze Street to University Road started in April 2013 was completed by the second quarter of 2014.
More pictures of the Hatfield Station and Developments:
The inception phase for A Re Yeng operations is 7,2 km in length and runs via Sunnyside from the Pretoria CBD (from the corner of Nana Sita and Paul Kruger Streets) in the west to Hatfield in the east. It also connects to the Gautrain station in Hatfield.
There will be seven stations along the route: two in the CBD, three in Sunnyside, one at Loftus Versfeld Stadium and one in Hatfield.
Pretoria in favour of A Re Yeng:
A Re Yeng was successfully launched on the 14 November 2014 at Mahatma Gandhi Station in Sunnyside.