Hatfield Guardian Routes

Posted on June 03, 2019

The previous Guardian route system whereby students were accompanied by security personnel to their residences and accommodations after studying in the Library or Study Centre, will be replaced by a regular bus service. The service will be offered free of charge to registered students on the presentation of their student cards. The Guardian Route Bus service will operate during the 2019 June exams on a trial basis and is intended to improve safety and efficiency.  The extent to which the service is utilised will determine whether it will be sustained.

A map is set out below with the preliminary routes along which the busses will travel to drop off students.  The busses will depart from the main University entrance at the intersection of Roper and Lynnwood Roads (closest to the Study Centre), according to the time-table below.


Drop-off route:  East → West

Drop-off route:  West → East

31 May to 21 June 2019 (Monday to Friday)





























The eastern route service will cover Brooklyn, Hatfield and Hillcrest.  The bus will only stop at municipal bus stops along the following streets:

  • Roper to Marais
  • Hay to Justice Mahomed
  • Brooklyn to Jan Shoba
  • South to Richard
  • Park to Grosvenor
  • Prospect to Hilda
  • Duxbury to Herold
  • Herold to Lynnwood/Roper

The western route service will cover Arcadia and Sunnyside.  The bus will only stop at municipal bus stops along the following streets:

  • Lynnwood/Jorrisen between University and Jeppe
  • Jeppe and Francis Baard
  • Francis Baard and Hill
  • Hill to Burnett
  • Burnett to University

As mentioned above, the June examination service will serve as a trial period for the Guardian Routes to determine the optimum route. The route will be adjusted as we gather information on where students who use the service live. Please check regularly for changes to the route.  Please fill in the form provided on the bus every time you use the service during the trial period to help us improve this service, and stand a chance to win R1000 cash! 

Brought to you by Hatfield CID in conjunction with the UP SRC 2019.

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