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Johannesburg’s eco-mobility festival has mixed results

Some people were pleased with the enforced use of public transport over the month-long EcoMobility World Festival in Sandton. For others it meant traffic jams and loss of income. But the general sentiment was that it was a good idea and got people thinking.

Plans to extend Gautrain

Plans have been drawn up to extend the successful rapid rail link between Joburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport. It is seen as a solution to transport challenges, land use patterns, job creation and freight movement.

Grab a taxi with Zapa Cab

Tired of waiting ages for their transport, a pair of businessmen have designed an app and are working with taxi companies in Joburg and Cape Town. Using a smart phone, it is now possible to call a cab in double-quick time.
SA's first green transport service

Cape Town becomes bike-friendly

Cycle lanes in Cape Town are being painted green to demarcate them. It's part of the city's bicycle master plan, which includes an expanded network of cycle lanes and bike-sharing, and a healthier public and a healthier environment.
Exploring bicycle culture in SA

Free train transport for Afcon fans

Free train transport for Afcon fans

Football fans with tickets for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations matches in Johannesburg and Durban will be able to get free train rides from surrounding areas to the stadium and back, thanks to an agreement between the tournament organisers and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.
'Climate Train' leads way to COP 17

‘Climate Train’ leads way to COP 17

The government and civil society have partnered to launch a unique "Climate Train" to criss-cross South Africa raising awareness on changing weather patterns ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference starting in Durban on 28 November.

Soweto’s university on the train

Sowetan commuters are being given a taste of university education, with top South African academics giving free lectures on trains as part of the Sermon on the Train art project.

Beefing up the criminal justice system

French train SA cops for Confed Cup

The French Gendarmerie and French National Police have partnered with the South African Police Service to train local officers in crowd control ahead of the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup.
Sowetans get express train

Sowetans get express train

Johannesburg's new train service, the Soweto Business Express, cuts down commuting times between Soweto and the city centre and offers additional amenities to lure travellers away from the roads.
SA's high-speed train on track

SA’s high-speed train on track

A Canadian-French-South African consortium has started building a R25-billion rapid rail link between Johannesburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport. The Gautrain will take commuters from one city to the other in under 40 minutes, and air passengers - with their luggage already checked in - from Sandton to the airport in 15 minutes.


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