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Guardian Bus Service for all UP students

Posted on October 17, 2019

Done studying for that exam and need to catch a ride home after hours? Then the University of Pretoria’s new Guardian Bus Service is just what you need.

The purpose of the service is to get students who study on campus after hours during the examination periods back to their accommodation in Hatfield and Sunnyside/Arcadia to which they would otherwise have walked.

The service will operate between Friday, 1 November and Sunday, 1 December 2019. It will run daily from 20:30 to 03:00, every 30 minutes. A detailed service schedule is below.

One bus will travel on a circular route to the west of the campus and another to the east of the campus. The service is free of charge.

The bus departure point is at the main gate at the Roper Street – Lynnwood Road intersection. There will also be a bus service from the Groenkloof Campus to Sunnyside after every examination session on that campus. For students studying on that campus after hours there will also be a service to Sunnyside departing at 21:00 and again at 22:00.

Pick-up and drop-off areas: Hatfield Campus

Pick-up in front of Lynnwood/Roper Street entrance.

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
  • Burnette to Jan Shoba
  • Pretorius to Grosvenor (Gautrain Station)
  • 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/Jorissen between University and Jeppe
  • Jeppe and Francis Baard
  • Francis Baard and Hill
  • Hill to Burnett
  • Burnett to University

Pick-up and drop-off areas: Groenkloof Campus

Stops along this route will be at municipal bus stops. No person is allowed to get on or off the bus at stop signs, traffic lights or roundabouts in a public road.

    Pick-up Points

  • Hatfield Campus: Bus terminal
  • Cnr Reitz & Verdoorn
  • Cnr Park & Leyds

Drop-off Points

  • Cnr Park & Wessels
  • Cnr Park & Leyds
  • Cnr Jorissen & Bourke
  • Cnr Reitz & Verdoorn

Published by Hlengiwe Mnguni

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