What is A Re Yeng?
A Re Yeng is a high-quality, affordable, safe and convenient rapid transit public bus service. It is easily distinguishable from the existing Tshwane Bus Services and conforms to the national policy on public transport.
Why a bus rapid transit service?
The City of Tshwane recognises that traffic congestion has become a major problem for vehicle drivers, particularly during peak hours. At the same time, residents of less affluent areas depend on affordable public transport to get to work or school. By implementing a cost-effective and efficient public transport system, road safety and residents’ mobility have improved and increased.
Why A Re Yeng and not other modes of transport?
A Re Yeng helps to reduce congestion on Tshwane’s roads while at the same time acting as an economic injection with short-, medium- and long-term impacts and benefits. The system helps to integrate and improve the life of Tshwane residents as reliable public transport encourages more flexible employment and transport arrangements, which are often constrained by the existing bus and taxi systems.
Public transport has a poor reputation among bus users. How will A Re Yeng be different?
Existing public transport is too frequently overcrowded and unsafe with excessive journey times. This has led to an increased reliance on private cars for transport, with inadequate pedestrian and cyclist facilities. A Re Yeng transforms existing public transport by reducing road congestion and urban pollution, creating a cleaner and more pleasant city for all.
How does A Re Yeng work?
Using A Re Yeng, visitors are able to move with ease through Tshwane from 06:00 until 20:25, with trunk services every seven minutes in peak time and every ten minutes in off-peak time during the week.
On Saturdays, the service operates from 06:00 until 23:40, with ten-minute frequencies during peak hours and 20-minute frequencies during off-peak hours. Sunday services operate from 06:00 to 20:00 at 30-minute intervals.
Feeder services are integrated with the trunk services, with weekday frequencies of seven to ten minutes during peak hours and 10 to 20 minutes during off-peak hours. Saturday feeder services operate at frequencies between 10 and 30 minutes. No services operate on Sundays on the two university feeder routes, while the Steve Biko Hospital feeder route is fully operational on Sundays at 15-minute frequencies.
Trunk and feeder services are available in the A Re Yeng system:
- Trunk services: Stations are located in the centre of the road.
- Feeder services: These allow passengers to enter and leave the trunk routes at certain points.
A Re Yeng provides real-time information to passengers. Special-needs passengers, including children, the elderly and people with disabilities, are able to embark and disembark all A Re Yeng buses with ease.