ARTICLES RELATING TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Here is how the national lockdown will affect public transport

2020-03-25 20:41

Here is the full plan regarding public transport during the national lockdown.

Could you catch coronavirus from a Taxi or Uber that's come from the airport?

2020-03-06 13:24

Pandemonia has hit South Africans as the first Covid-19 virus has been confirmed earlier this week. Readers have asked if you can catch coronavirus by using ride-sharing or public transport...

Western Cape train station power cuts message is false, Eskom says

2020-03-04 12:55

A message circulating via WhatsApp claiming that five Western Cape train stations will be disconnected as a result of non-payment is false, according to Eskom.

Eskom should not have cut Prasa's power in Western Cape - transport committee

2020-02-28 07:08

A state entity cutting another state entity's power should never have happened, Parliament's transport portfolio committee chairperson, Mosebenzi Zwane, said in reference to account issues between Eskom and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.

Split Autopax bus company from Prasa, report suggests

2020-02-19 21:43

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), which owns Autopax, is seen to be using its power to protect the interests of the bus company and the two entities should be separated.

Prasa presents R1.4bn ‘mega project’ to get Cape Town’s central line back on track

2020-02-06 21:46

A R1.4bn "mega project" has been presented to Khayelitsha community stakeholders to resuscitate its practically defunct rail service, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has said.

Steep bus fares prevent Zimbabweans from going home for the holidays

2019-12-13 12:43

Zimbabwean nationals living in Port Elizabeth have accused long-haul bus companies of exploiting families who are eager to go home for the holidays.

Prasa offers R100 000 reward for information on Cape Town train arsonists

2019-12-02 05:27

A R100 000 reward has been offered for information that will lead to the conviction of four people believed to be behind an arson attack on two trains at Cape Town station.

Suspected cable thief electrocuted on Cape Town train line

2019-10-25 14:20

A man believed to have been stealing cables on Cape Town's railway line between Nyanga and Philippi has been electrocuted, police say.

WATCH | 'It was lovely, so smooth!' - Soweto gogos take first Gautrain ride

2019-10-04 13:54

Senior citizens from Soweto have enjoyed a first-class trip on the Gautrain. WATCH NOW.

 

Coronavirus in SA: Train commuters fear the spread of the virus in overcrowded carriages

2020-03-20 14:21

South Africans who use trains, the cheapest form of public transport in the country, say they fear the spread of the novel coronavirus while travelling to and from work - often in overcrowded and unhygienic carriages - daily.

Massive R1.4bn boost to get Cape Town central line back on track - including 4m-high wall

2020-03-05 12:41

The Department of Transport budgeted a massive amount of money to get the problematic Cape Town Central train line back on track.

'You must move!' - Three bus drivers injured as Cape transport crisis shifts to Nyanga

2020-02-28 14:24

Three bus drivers have been injured after five Golden Arrow buses were stoned amid volatility in Nyanga, Cape Town.

Western Cape train chaos: Eskom starts restoring power after Prasa pays up

2020-02-27 17:48

Eskom confirms it terminated electricity supply due to non-payment following the surprise temporary suspension of the entire rail service in the Western Cape.

'Speeding' Shosholoza Meyl stopped in its tracks following fatal train crash

2020-02-19 08:28

The Shosholoza Meyl, a long-distance train service operated by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, has been ordered to stop operating with immediate effect.

KwaZulu-Natal taxi driver turned midwife gets R40K after helping woman to give birth

2020-01-23 08:54

After helping a woman give birth inside his vehicle, a KwaZulu-Natal minibus taxi driver has been rewarded with more than R40 000.

2 teens arrested for allegedly torching 18 train carriages in Cape Town

2019-12-11 22:10

The release of CCTV footage and pictures have led to the arrest of two minors allegedly behind the torching of a train in Cape Town.

PICS | Trains set alight at Cape Town Station, services suspended

2019-11-28 07:37

A number of motor coaches and passenger coaches were destroyed in a fire at the Cape Town Railway Station, resulting in the suspension of service.

WATCH | Train catches fire at station in Cape Town

2019-10-07 16:24

Metrorail says two carriages that were part of a train travelling from Simon's Town to Cape Town, have caught alight. Watch.

Railway safety: Fatalities down, injuries to commuters up by 23%

2019-10-01 15:19

The latest railway safety statistics have been revealed by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

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