Question NW604 to the Minister of Transport

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10 October 2019 - NW604

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

What was the total number of (a) train, (b) taxi and (c) bus commuters in the 2018-19 financial year?


  1. The total number of train commuters in the 2018-19 financial year were as follow:

Metrorail: 208,5 million paying commuters transported

Main Line Passenger Service: 387,501 paying passengers transported

(b) The Department does not have figures relating to taxi passengers. Taxis are not contracted to the Department therefore are not compelled to provide their passenger numbers as is the case with subsidized bus services.

(c) Bus Commuters in Integrated Public Transport Networks in municipalities operational in 2018/19:


Total average passenger trips per week day

Cape Town

73 000

Ekurhuleni’s Harambee

4 000


12 500


58 000

Nelson Mandela Bay

11 500


31 000 (includes 17 000 - PTOG Passengers from Mamelodi carried by Are Yeng)


190 000

Bus commuters transported through contracted bus services subsidized through the Public Transport Operations Grant in 2018/19:

Type of service - PTOG

Number of Passengers

Number of passenger trips/year

302 989 350

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