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Metrobus trebles its service on the OR Tambo Airport route Print E-mail
28 April 2017
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Travelling between the Johannesburg city centre and OR Tambo International Airport has never been so convenient, easy and affordable.

Johannesburg Metrobus, the City of Johannesburg’s bus passenger service, has announced the introduction of additional trips to its roster on its existing route between Gandhi Square in the Johannesburg CBD and OR Tambo International Airport in Ekurhuleni.

“The service now offers seven daily trips each way, with each trip taking place every two hours during morning and afternoon peak hours. Previously, the entity operated two trips a day each way’, says Cllr Helen Makhuba, the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Transport in the City of Johannesburg.

The new move means Metrobus’s service on the route has more than trebled in the recent past.

“Passengers travelling to and from OR Tambo International Airport will find the additional bus services highly efficient as they provide a much-needed connection between the two destinations,” says Johannesburg Metrobus’s acting Managing director, Sabata Makoele.

The Metrobus route from the Johannesburg CBD to the country’s busiest airport passes through Bertrams, Albertina Sisulu Road, Eastgate Terminus, Bedford Plaza, Barbara Road/R24 and Kempton Park.

“The operating times have also been designed to support shift times for commuters and airport staff”, said Cllr Makhuba.

The service includes stops in Kempton Park and Hillbrow. The trips take approximately 40 to 45 minutes during morning peak traffic hours and around 45 to 55 minutes during afternoon rush-hour traffic. Trips during off-peak hours take between 30 and 45 minutes. Tickets cost between R10.20 and R21.76 per trip.

“Johannesburg Metrobus is currently undergoing a transformation process. We will, to this end, soon introduce a new model to ensure that the City of Johannesburg provides effective and efficient public transport system to its citizens,” said Makoele.

Johannesburg Metrobus buses ferry approximately 55 000 commuters every weekday across 220 routes.

For more information and timetables, visit www.mbus.co.za or call the Johannesburg Metrobus control room on (011) 403-0019 between 07h30 and 19h00.

 

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