|dc.contributor.advisor||Challenor, Robin Martin.||
|dc.creator||Mohlala, Minah Mashadi.||
|dc.description||Thesis (MBA)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville, 2009.||en
|dc.description.abstract||The Gauteng Province is introducing another railway system in South
Africa. It is an 80-kilometre Mass Rapid Transit railway system. It is hoped
to offer commuters an alternative public transport in addition to the current.
The study uses a quantitative approach where a questionnaire was
distributed. A snowball sample of 156 people around Gauteng was used to:
- recognize the importance or value of outlining the possible impact on
traffic during the redevelopment of the passenger railway systems;
- examine the perception of the sample size with regard to the proposed
- investigate whether respondents will use the train to work or to the airport;
- find out what respondent’s expectations are on using the Gautrain;
- whether respondents think there will be an economic benefit to them;
- what respondents think about the time that they will save using the train;
- what respondents think about their safety in and around the trains.
According to respondents it is important for passengers to have efficient and
reliable public transport. Respondents have confidence in the proposed
Gautrain project. Most respondents agree that the community will benefit
economically from the project and are positive that the Gautrain will
improve the quality of life for the people in Gauteng. The majority of the
respondents also agree that Gautrain will be a safe mode of transport to use.
This study focuses on the mass redevelopment of the South African
passenger transport system which seeks to improve the sector.
It is therefore recommended that South African Transport be redeveloped by
introducing alternative modes of transport like the proposed Gautrain.||en
|dc.subject||Transportation--South Africa--Passenger traffic.||en
|dc.title||Assessing the redevelopment of the South African passenger transport system : the proposed Gautrain project.||en