Public transport was popular

2010-07-15 16:25
Johannesburg – Nearly half of Soccer World Cup spectators attending Johannesburg matches used public transport, mayor Amos Masondo said on Thursday.

"Spectators moved by public transport was just under half a million," he told reporters in Johannesburg.

A total of 1 042 160 people attended the 15 matches in Johannesburg and of those, 479 517 used public transport.

More than 260 000 people used the park and ride system while just under 178 000 used the park and walk system.

The Rea Vaya bus service transported 100 552 people while almost 118 000 used Metrorail.

The remainder of spectators were VIPs and other guests who parked their vehicles near the stadiums or were dropped off by metered taxis.

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