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It's a nightmare start to 2020 for thousands of long-suffering Cape Town commuters, with Metrorail's Central Line and the MyCiTi N2 bus service still suspended — and no sign that the services will be restored any time soon.
The City of Cape Town has given MyCiTi N2 Express operators an ultimaturm to get the wheels on the bus turning again after the service was suspended over a contract.
In filing court papers, the Cape Organisation of Democratic Taxi Association (Codeta) told the court that its objection was with Golden Arrow Bus Service and its affiliates "as a result of widespread irregularities".
"The City will inform the public once the service is ready to operate again," says the mayoral committee member for transport, Felicity Purchase.
Former Cape Town mayoral committee member for transport Brett Herron has criticised the City of Cape Town after its MyCiti N2 express service ground to a halt this month.
A man has stoned at least two MyCiti buses in Cape Town's City Bowl, shattering windows and leaving commuters shaken.
Police have fired stun grenades at MyCiti bus drivers on strike in the Cape Town CBD. Watch.
A bus driver sustained serious burn wounds while a passenger was also injured after a MyCiTi bus was petrol bombed in Woodstock, City of Cape Town fire services have confirmed.
One person has been arrested after allegedly throwing a petrol bomb at a MyCiTi bus in Koeberg road, Cape Town, say police.
The SANDF has assisted the police with an "Operation Lockdown" mission in Dunoon which has been rocked by protests.
As the MyCiTi N2 express service remains suspended, thousands of commuters have had to find alternative transport, but it's taking its toll on their pockets and their time. WATCH NOW.
The daily commute can sometimes be painful but one MyCiTi bus worker in Cape Town has become renowned for easing people's woes with his friendliness and willingness to help out.
MyCiTi passengers in Cape Town, who bought monthly tickets for the N2 Express to Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, will be refunded on Friday, says the city's transport department.
The City of Cape Town has urged the police to track down the people who stoned and then tried to petrol bomb a MyCiTi bus in Dunoon.
A failed motion to insource MyCiTi workers, put forward by the EFF at the City of Cape Town’s latest council meeting, spells a dead-end for hundreds of striking workers who have been dismissed from their jobs.
A man has been arrested following an exchange of rocks and stun grenades between fired Cape Town MyCiTi drivers and police.
A passenger, who was injured when a MyCiTi bus was petrol bombed in Cape Town, has been discharged from hospital but the driver of the bus is still receiving medical attention, according to the City of Cape Town.
The City of Cape Town outsourced bus service contractors have moved to replace the MyCiti workers who have been on an unprotected strike since October.
Eighty drivers who worked for Cape Town's MyCiTi bus service have been fired for misconduct and desertion since the "wildcat" strike that started in October, says one of the route operators Kidrogen.
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