The City of Joburg’s mayoral committee on transport has approved a 6% fare increase for Rea Vaya and a 6.2 % hike for Metrobus for the 2017-2018 financial year.
JOHANNESBURG – The City of Joburg has announced commuters who use Rea Vaya and Metrobus services will have to pay more for their rides from the first of July.
The city’s mayoral committee on transport has approved a 6% fare increase for Rea Vaya and a 6.2% hike for Metrobus for the 2017-2018 financial year.
Officials say the two bus services share 100,000 passengers daily in Johannesburg.
Metrobus’ Nkosinathi Nkabinde said: “I can confirm that the Johannesburg Metrobus fare will go up by 6.2% from the first of July 2017. We will still be able to offer a 25% discount on a multi-trip, especially for school children.”
For Metrobus users, this means that cash commuters will now pay R10.80, up from the R10.20 for a single trip.
Metrobus’ Nkosinathi Nkabinde says: “We’ll still be able to offer state pensioners 50% discount.”
Rea Vaya fares will go up by 80 cents from R6.20 to R7.00 for the shortest trip, while the longer trips will now cost you 40 cents more.
Rea Vaya’s Benny Makgoga says: “We’re trying to make the fares much more affordable to our residents. There are also discounts for passengers if they load their smart cards with amounts ranging from R51 to R700. These discounts will range from 5% to 12.5%.