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Thread: More Gautrain routes planned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbin View Post
    I wonder if for the same money spent on the Gautrain and all this tolling malarky we could have rather had a dedicated bus system to all major shopping centers around Gauteng instead?

    A bus system with many busses constantly on the move set up in exactly the same way as a train system with dedicated lanes and stations and syncronized arrival/departure. Like they did in some middle eastern country that turned out to be such a success.

    I actually think we could have implemented that system and still have had plenty of money left over :/
    Buses are also subject to traffic jams, trains are not.
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    Also, buses have been subject to many more driver strikes than the trains!

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    Would be great if they could extend this to residential areas too. Eg have a station at Old Eds, so people can take the train from there. A train into Melrose Arch would also be awesome.
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    If they could extend the bus routes it would be great! I just live to far away from the Centurion station for it to be viable...

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    I think the immediate plans are to extend past JHB to Soweto.

    Once they actually get the Park station link up and running its going to grow quite a bit. They will just upgrade all the normal trains that come to park station and then there will be a HUGE network.

    I agree that they need full east/west line. From Sandton to Lanseria, thats going to take frikken years though. Its going to have to be above ground as well be cause of all the issues they have had with the tunnels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Librarian View Post
    Buses are also subject to traffic jams, trains are not.
    They are subject to people jams.. as well as crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigiBanks99 View Post
    If they could extend the bus routes it would be great! I just live to far away from the Centurion station for it to be viable...
    Drive to the Reds Mall, park there and catch the bus to Centurion station.

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    Is there a bus from the Reds Mall? That does not reflect on their site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigiBanks99 View Post
    Is there a bus from the Reds Mall? That does not reflect on their site!
    Check here cnr Hendrik Verwoed and Rooihuiskraal Rd. That's where the Mall@reds and Raslouw Lifestyle Centre are and there is definitely a bus on that route. I see it all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigiBanks99 View Post
    Is there a bus from the Reds Mall? That does not reflect on their site!
    Yes there is, I used it once last year when a colleague dropped me off at The Reds mall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j4ck455 View Post
    Yes there is, I used it once last year when a colleague dropped me off at The Reds mall.
    That's good to know!!! My "lodgings" when I'm up there is in one of the Amberfield complexes...
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