a) In Alert level 3 taxis and buses were allowed to carry 100% of their licensed capacity, there were no limitations.
PRASA resumed its Metrorail Operation on 01 July 2020, in all Regions (Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng) in line with the level 3 lockdown regulations, governed by the risk adjustment strategy implemented by the Government in an attempt to limit the spread of Corona virus pandemic. The Metrorail services resumed in the following corridors at 30% capacity in line with the regulations:
Western Cape: Cape Town - Retreat (Wynberg)
KwaZulu-Natal: Durban – Umlazi, Durban - Kwamashu
Gauteng Pienaarspoort - Pretoria
Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth –Uitenhage and East London - Berlin
In response to the increase in public transport demand the loading capacity of Metrorail has been increased from 50% to 70% on 22 July 2020.The provision of Metrorail services has, however, been constraint due to the high level of vandalism and theft of rail infrastructure and assets.
Metrorail services will gradually resume in line with the PRASA adopted infrastructure and security plan and in compliance with COVID-19 Directions. The focus will be on corridors with high passenger demand and with less repair work required on vandalised infrastructure and station facilities.