public transport

Curfews to be lifted for public transport during level 3

Taxis and buses will be allowed to operate throughout the day with no time restrictions, but with limited passengers from Monday. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced minibus-taxis will remain at 70% loading capacity, while buses, e-hailing transport, metered taxis and shuttles as well as chauffer and charter services will[…]

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Cape Town station rocked by another train fire

Another train has been set alight at the Cape Town station. The City’s Fire and Rescue Services has confirmed that they are still at the scene where one train with three carriages is on fire. About 160 carriages have been destroyed by arsonists since 2015 with damages estimated at millions.[…]

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Cape Town train fire: One suspect arrested for arson

One suspect has been arrested in connection with a devastating Cape Town train fire which gutted carriages on Sunday. Cape Town Central train station was engulfed by flames and pandemonium on Sunday afternoon when a MetroRail train, stopped at Platform 19, was set ablaze. Emergency services rushed to the scene but were[…]

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Golden Arrow bus held up, passengers robbed

Cape Town – Golden Arrow Bus Services (Gabs) has expressed concern after passengers on a bus en route to Bellville were robbed yesterday. Gabs spokesperson Bronwen Dyke-Beyer said: “Golden Arrow can confirm an incident which occurred on a bus travelling from Town Centre (Mitchells Plain) to Bellville. “According to witnesses,[…]

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Taxi strike hits Cape Town public transport

A minibus taxi strike turned ugly in Cape Town on Monday‚ forcing commuters to change their travel plans. Authorities were also braced for a possible taxi strike in the capital Tshwane‚ although it appeared to have been called off at the eleventh hour. Golden Arrow bus service said they had[…]

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