Public transport in Gauteng is a daily necessity in people’s lives. There are many modes of public transport that one can choose from, everyone has their own preferred mode of transport with trains and taxis proving to be the main staple of transport used in the country. We’ll be taking a brief look at these two modes of transport in this article.
Trains have three types of services, providing different options for commuters. The “all station” train stops at every station on its route while the “express” train stops only at selected stations on the route. Then there’s the “Business Express”, which runs on selected routes and offers a more luxurious service with security in every carriage, a workstation and a free cup of coffee, just to mention a few things.
Even though commuters sometimes face delays when traveling by train, the vast majority of South Africa’s population still prefer to use trains due to the convenience and low cost price per trip they provide. While on the other hand minibus taxis also play a big role to get people where they want to go.
Taxis move people from their beloved homes to work, school, shopping centres, etc. Taxis go into areas that Trains don’t reach. Traveling by Taxi is more expensive than traveling by train, but Taxis are convenient because they are rarely late, depending on traffic conditions.
Most commuters in South Africa don’t view it as a choice between using Taxis or Trains. They use the 2 modes of transport together, in unison. Taxis are often used to deliver commuters to the various train stations in order for them to continue with their daily commute to work, school or home.
With the cost of living rising everyday, Public transport is the way to go. GoMetro still maintains the position of being the best place to get your public transport information. View the Bellville fare rates on GoMetro.co.za. Also, find a train station near you or simply have a look at how much money you can save by using a train, visit gometroapp.com and use the fares option to check trip prices.
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