You’ll be on the bus in 2018!

Rustenburg confirms the operational rollout of Phase 1 and 2 of the RRT project for 2016-18

2007

National Government through the Department of Transport (DoT) identified Rustenburg as one of the 13 cities in South Africa eligible for an RRT system.

2008

Rustenburg Municipality advertised Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN) tender.​

2009

Consulting team appointed as the successful bidder and conducted operational Feasibility Study.​

2010

Feasibility Study completed. Successful application was made to National Treasury and the DOT for funds based on operational feasibility.

2011

Funds granted. Rustenburg Rapid Transport (RRT) project launched. Planning, design and modeling processes commence.​

2012

Final designs complete. Construction begins on bus corridor A – north west corridor – June 2012

2013

Construction begins on bus corridor B – north east corridor. Operations planned into 4 main phases and shared with the public. Design of Central Station completed and shared with the public.

2014

Corridor construction continues – station superstructures and depot design starts. Taxi Negotiation Forum was formed with affected associations in Phase 1 and 2. Phase 1A,B,C and Phase 2 operational planning refined.

2015

Construction of first sections of BRT lanes, stations, depots complete. Buses delivered and training scheduled. Operating contracts negotiated and concluded. First phase of bus services introduced at the end of 2015 – 13 routes catering for 100,000 people

2016

Phase 1A and 1C will see operations start – Tlhabane and the suburbs to Waterfall Mall. 7 BRT stations operating and 10 routes by the end of 2016. Construction on remainder of network continues. 80 buses operating.

2017

Phases 1 B operations due to start to Boitekong, Ramochana, Freedom Park, Meriting, Paardekraal and Sunrise Park. 5 extra BRT stations and 3 routes. Central station due for completion. 70 extra buses in the network.

2018

​Phase 2 operations start – services extend up to Kanana – 4 additional routes added. 60 additional buses to be added to the services.

2019/20

Additional Phase 3 routes introduced on north west corridor to Phokeng. Construction on remainder of network continues.

2021

Remainder of full flex system rolled out to outlying Phase 4 townships