Phase 1C will operate from the inner city through Hillbrow, Yeoville, Orange Grove, Bramley, Wynberg to Alexanda and Sandton in 2019.
City of Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya Phase 1C (a) will start operating from the Joburg CBD to Alexandra and Sandton from October 2018. The construction is underway with the first low flow station towards completion close to the current Johannesburg Art Gallery station. In total 13 stations with 4 interchanges will be constructed to enable passengers from Soweto and from the other modes of public transport such as Metrobus, Putco, Gautrain buses, Metrorail, Gauteng coaches and mini-bus taxis to connect Rea Vaya services conveniently to Alexandra and Sandton. Trunk (main) roadways and associated bridges are built for safe travel.
Over 10,000 people walk between neighbouring Alexandra and Sandton every day. The City of Joburg is bringing pro-poor high quality public transport that is safe, affordable and reliable to the people of Alexandra and Sandton, It is also making walking and cycling easier, safer and more convenient for the people.
“We are addressing the ill effects of the past and implementing programmes that are stitching the city together, ensuring that economic opportunities and services are closer to the people. This allows people to live, work, play and pray in a much more cost-effective and efficient manner,” says Cllr Nonhlanhla Helen Makhuba, MMC for Transport in the City of Johannesburg.
A total of 109 articulated and 32 rigid buses will operate the service.
Rea Vaya bus and Pedestrian Bridge at Lees street in Wynberg (Marlboro)
The bridge is complete and links Pretoria Main Road through Lees street over the M1 North into Katherine Avenue. It is for exclusive use by Rea Vaya buses and pedestrians. Pedestrians are currently using the bridge to walk between Alexandra and Sandton daily. Rea Vaya buses will have exclusive use of the bridge when operations begin by 2019.
Grayston Non-Motorist (NMT) Bridge (Grayston Drive)
Alexandra NMT upgrade and walkway between Alex and Sandton is a new dedicated pedestrian and cycle friendly bridge by Grayston Drive on the M1 Highway will be completed before the end of 2017. Other NMT upgrades have been completed in Alexandra and will provide improved sidewalks, lighting and pedestrian safety.