Future A Re Yeng routes
Routes to Mahube Valley
Hatfield to Menlyn
The route is about 7 km long and will run along Lynnwood Road from Loftus Versfeld Station in Hatfield, proceeding through Hillcrest and turning right at Atterbury Road towards Menlyn, ending at Atterbury’s intersection with Lois Avenue.
Menlyn to Mamelodi
The route is 11 km long and extends from Menlyn to Mamelodi, Denneboom Station, via January Masilela Drive, Lynnwood Road and Simon Vermooten Road.
Mamelodi Mahube Valley
The route is 9 km long and extends eastward via Tsamaya Road, ending at Mahube Valley in the east of Mamelodi.
Routes to Soshanguve
Pretoria CBD to Wonder boom
The route is 9 km long and extends from Pretoria Station along Paul Kruger Street and Mansfield Avenue to Wonderboom Station in the north.
Wonderboom to Akasia
The route is 10 km long and extends from Wonderboom Station westerly via Rachel de Beer and R513 to Wonderpark Shopping Centre in Akasia.
Akasia to Soshanguve
The route is 13 km long and extends from Akasia via Doreen Road past Rosslyn. It ends at Kopanong Metrorail Station in Soshanguve.
The stations have ticket kiosks for ticket sales and information, gates to validate tickets at entry and exit, multiple automated doors on both sides of the station to facilitate access to the buses, and real-time passenger information. There are cameras around the stations to ensure the safety of people and property.
How does A Re Yeng operate?
A Re Yeng operates from a state-of-the-art Central Control Centre (CCC) to enhance security and provide real-time information to passengers. Special needs passengers, including children, the elderly and people with disabilities, are able to embark and disembark all A Re Yeng buses with ease.
What are A Re Yeng’s objectives?
A Re Yeng is aimed at providing modern technology and infrastructure, including efficient buses, dedicated lanes and passenger smart cards.
The stations are a landscape feature of Tshwane; their identifiable structures supported by universal graphic signage and wayfinding make it easy to find them. A vertical element outside the station will assist all visitors to identify their current location, plan their trip and see places of interest along the way. Interesting artwork on the vertical element will add to the travel experience.
A Re Yeng has two types of stations: the memory box and the retro tram.
The memory box stations are located in the CBD along Paul Kruger and Nana Sita Street. This concept includes imagery and information relating to the historic buildings located in the vicinity.
The retro tram station was chosen for the stations outside the CBD. This concept evokes the imagery of the old tram lines realised in a modern style. Its distinctive design and allegory of trams suggest a timeless quality that is rooted in the past but extends to the future.
The closed ticketing system of the trunk service requires an enclosed station that allows for passenger transfer between routes and reduces fare evasion.
A typical station will include the following features:
An access ramp with a maximum 1:15 gradient to take care of people with mobility impairment and other disabilities;
Kiosks for ticket sales and information;
Gates to validate tickets at entry and exit;
Multiple automated doors on both sides of a station to ease access to the buses;
Real-time passenger information; and
Facilities for staff.
A Re Yeng uses low-floor buses to improve mobility and reduce the impact on the streetscape.
The station designs are unique to the BRT scheme and to Tshwane.
A Re Yeng offers significant transfers between feeder and trunk services. The stations are larger than the normal stations in order to accommodate the larger number of passengers waiting to transfer.
The A Re Yeng fare system is a cashless system; passengers purchase the Connector card for R25,00 once off; no cash is handled by the bus drivers, which makes the system safer. Connector cards can be purchased and/or topped up at any A Re Yeng station and at the Sammy Marks Customer Care Centre.
There are two types of buses:
18-meter articulated buses that can carry between 90 and 120 passengers;
12-meter standard buses that can carry between 65 and 75 passengers.
A Re Yeng complies with the latest European standards for emissions. A portion of the fleet is also operated on compressed natural gas (CNG), which is more environment friendly than diesel.