The Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN) was designed to revolutionise the current transport system in Durban into a world-class, reliable and scheduled service for all citizens. This system will include state-of-the-art stations, roads and railways to provide a faster and more efficient public transport network.
The initial stage of the project will include 62 kilometers of road construction, 45 new and improved bus stations as well as 2 terminal stations at Bridge City and Bram Fischer. The construction of corridors to accommodate new routes is already underway. Currently under construction are the roads linking Bridge City to Warwick and Umhlanga as well as a railway that will link Bridge City to KwaMashu via Berea Road to Umlazi and Isipingo.
Overall, there will be over 190 kilometres of road based corridors developed however 60 kilometres are planned for the initial stage of the network underway in the first quarter of the 2015 financial year. The city of Durban can look forward to a completely upgraded and progressive transport system that ultimately changes the way they inhabit and utilise the city for a higher quality of life.