Finger in the air: Where do you want to go?

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Transport by mini-bus Getting around Joburg without your own car is a challenge.  However, various initiatives and infrastructural developments have been introduced with varying degrees of success.  The Gautrain running between the airport,  Pretoria and Joburg Central, with stops on the way, is very fast, clean, safe and  effective but unfortunately quite expensive for daily […]

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Rosebank to Park Station Gautrain link

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The opening of the Gautrain station at Rosebank It’s beginning to make  a difference to people who  want to stay in the Parks region of Johannesburg (the greater Rosebank Region) despite doing business further afield.  A guest staying at Liz at Lancaster at the moment is working at a corporate office in Isando but did not […]

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The highs and lows of day 1 of the World Cup, especially traffic issues

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World Cup Soccer first day The event that we have all been waiting for since the announcement in 2005 is finally here … and despite some serious traffic and transport hitches, it all went well on the FIRST big day.  Lots of hoarse voices amongst Safricans today as well as much babelaas.  See http://www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/talk-the-talk-a-z-of-south-african-slang ! Traffic issues For […]

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Getting to the Game

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Joburg Transport to the Games I have summarized information from the Joburg.org.za website and from ticketbreak.co.za website. Tickets to the Park and Rides/Walks can be booked at ticketbreak.co.za  IF you do not have your own car you will need to use DROP AND RIDE A Drop & Ride will be provided at Westgate where fans […]

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Date for Gautrain’s maiden voyage set

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LAUNCH OF THE GAUTRAIN: FAST TRAIN FROM OR TAMBO FROM PROJECT 2010 Issue 184 Gauteng’s state-of-the-art Gautrain is set to carry its first passengers from OR Tambo International Airport to Sandton on June 8, three days before the World Cup kick-off. The Star reports that Barbara Jensen, spokeswoman for the Gauteng province on the Gautrain, […]

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World Cup 2010: More on transport to the soccer matches

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The South African National Department of Transport (DoT) has announced its readiness for the Soccer World Cup. DoT has introduced an inter-provincial and regional transport system to facilitate the transport of general spectators to and from matches. The fleet will comprise 110 newly acquired 79-seater MAN Lion Explorer semi-luxury, inter-city coaches. Furthermore, DoT has implemented […]

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Johannesburg transport plans for World Cup 2010 Soccer

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Nthambeleni Gabara’s article  www.sa2010.gov.za  5 May 2010   (entire article copied below): Johannesburg – The City of Johannesburg unveiled a comprehensive transport plan aimed at encouraging local and international soccer fans to use public transport during the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament.    The City’s executive mayor, Amos Masondo, said they were on track and ready to […]

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