The rapid transport system which will operate as Yarona Rustenburg has a mandate from the National Department of Transport, to provide a better public transport system for the people of Rustenburg.

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YARONA RUSTENBURG COMMENCES ITS OPERATION

RUSTENBURG: The Rustenburg Rapid Transport has commenced its operations on the 1 August 2022. After much anticipation for the Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN) system to launch in Rustenburg, the system is finally launching with Phase 1A, ROUTE F4. Through its flagship project, Yarona Rustenburg, the Rustenburg Local Municipality has since 2012 been implementing various components of the project including bus lanes, walkways, new bus fleet and negotiations with the affected transport operators in Rustenburg.

The RLM is still making significant progress in its mission to offer a public transportation system that is safe, dependable, accessible, and economical with the construction of stations yet to be completed, buses will run parallel to construction and be commissioned as they become ready. The RRT plans to increase service routes covering their entire Phase 1A areas which include Tlhabane, Tlhabane West, Geelhoutpark, and Rustenburg Noord by the end of the Year 2022. The Municipality plans to roll out further Phases of the service as more bus fleet and infrastructure components become ready.

Communities will have access to Yarona buses traveling on the Tlhabane to CBD route and back.  The first bus left Central Station and traveled via the Magistrate’s Court Station, Caltex Garage, Cnr Motsatsi & Monareng Bus Stop, Dondo Bus Stop, Mokgethi 1 Bus Stop, Mokgethi 2 Bus Stop, Mokale Bus Stop, HF Tlou Bus Stop, Bethany Church Bus Stop, Education Station (opposite Grenville High School), and the buses have been rotating once more as above.

Commuters can purchase their tickets from the mobile Kiosks that are now located at Tlhabane Foro Mall (open from 07:30 to 12:30) and at Education Station (open from 13:00 to 16:00). Commuters are encouraged to register their cards for just R50 in order to be eligible for the opening discounts of 5 rides free when they top up, and each trip costs R10.

To provide optimum passenger convenience, the Municipality will increase the system’s card sales footprint.

“As we move into the next stage of our journey, getting the buses on the road for everyone to use, we would like to take this chance to express our gratitude to all Rustenburg residents for their unwavering support and tolerance during our planning period. We are working hard to give the people of Rustenburg access to a dependable and secure public transportation system “, Cllr Mabale-Huma said.

For more information, commuters can contact the call centre at 0145903721 or follow us on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). Also, one can send an e-mail to customercare1@yaronabus.org.za or customercare2@yaronabus.org.za.

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