The benefit of having a public transport network like GO GEORGE is that passengers can travel anywhere on the network by transferring to different routes. As transfers are free within an hour from starting your journey and in one direction only, you may for example travel from Pacaltsdorp, starting out on the community route C61, transfer to Route M1A, M1B or M60 to the CBD, where you can transfer to a Blanco route at the single ticket cost of R8.50.
Trying to evade paying for return trips by getting onto another route back home is not acceptable. You cannot travel into town on the M60 Rosedale/Syferfontein bus and transfer onto a different Pacaltsdorp bus, like Route M1A for your journey back home. Your return trip is a new trip and needs a new ticket.
Free transfers are valid while making your journey in one direction only.
Any form of avoiding paying for your ticket, such as passing your bus ticket on to another passenger when the allowed hour has not expired yet, is fare evasion and a criminal offense in terms of the National Land Transport Act. Any persons caught may be criminally prosecuted and face imprisonment of up to two years or a fine up to R10 000.
CCTV cameras on buses, field monitors ambassadors and other methods will be used to police fare evasion.
Passengers can help to keep the bus service affordable by enjoying the benefits, and not abusing them at the cost of the service.