Rea Vaya

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Rea Vaya bus stop in Johannesburg CBD in Commissioner Street at Ntemi Piliso Street

Rea Vaya (which means "we are going" in Scamto[1]) is a bus rapid transit system operating in Johannesburg, South Africa. It opened in phases starting on 30 August 2009. Rea Vaya links the Johannesburg CBD and Braamfontein with Soweto.

As of August 2012 the following routes operate:[2]

Trunk route:

  • T1: Thokoza Park (Soweto) to Johannesburg CBD and Ellis Park East (Doornfontein)
  • T1: Thokoza Park to Ellis Park East via Civic Centre (Braamfontein)

Complementary routes:

Feeder routes in Soweto and adjacent areas:

  • F1: Naledi to Thokoza Park to CBD
  • F2: Protea Glen to Thokoza Park to CBD
  • F3: Jabavu to Lake View to CBD
  • F4: Mofolo to Boomtown to CBD
  • F5: Eldorado Park to Lake View to CBD

Strike action[edit]

As of February 2014, there have been three strikes which have disrupted service.[3][4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ "Language in South Africa". 
  2. ^ "The routes". Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  3. ^ "The Citizen Online | End BRT strike – Sanco — Local News". 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  4. ^ "The Citizen Online | Call to end bus operators’ strike — Local News". 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  5. ^ April 22 2013 at 04:59am (2013-04-22). "Rea Vaya bus drivers begin strike — Gauteng | IOL News". Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  6. ^ SABC (2013-04-26). "SABC — Rea Vaya drivers join bus strike:Friday 26 April 2013". Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  7. ^ "Bus strikes". Sowetan LIVE. 2013-04-22. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 

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