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BRT chaos: Has it affected you?

2010-03-15 10:09

Police have had to escort the roll-out of the latest phase of Johannesburg's Bus Rapid Transit system while taxi drivers withdrew their services in protest against the system, leaving commuters stranded.

According to City of Johannesburg spokesperson Nthatisi Modingoane, the Nancefield depot in Soweto was blocked with rocks and stones.

Police had to be sent to the Merafhe station after receiving reports that commuters were being blocked from using the trains as an alternative to the strained BRT system.

BRT bus stops were vandalised overnight and on Monday some taxi companies refused to work, overloading the BRT system.

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