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Golden Arrow running at 100% capacity in Cape, adds new service to affected area

26 July 2021 8:56 AM
Tags:
Taxi violence
Golden Arrow

Refilwe Moloto speaks to Golden Arrow Bus Services' Bronwen Dyke-Beyer who says it has added a route to help the affected area.
  • Golden Arrow has added a new route to assist commuters in the affected area at the request of W Cape Transport MEC

FILE: Golden Arrow bus. Picture: Golden Arrow Bus Services/Facebook.

On Monday morning some commuters are once again going to find alternate transport following the closure of certain routes by the province's Transport MEC following a deadlock in negotiations between rival taxi groups.

MEC Daylin Mitchell closed the Bellville - Paarl route following months of shootings and fatalities.

But Golden Arrow has stepped in.

We are running at 100% of our capacity - that is about 1,100 busses.

Bronwyn Dyke-Beyer, Public Relations Manager - Golden Arrow

She says the company has introduced a service into the affected area at the request of the Transport MEC in the province.

We have added a 20-minute bus service there this morning and at the peak and we will be monitoring that to see what the demand is.

Bronwyn Dyke-Beyer, Public Relations Manager - Golden Arrow

We have undertaken to run our buses until all passengers are cleared at all points.

Bronwyn Dyke-Beyer, Public Relations Manager - Golden Arrow

We are running full steam ahead.

Bronwyn Dyke-Beyer, Public Relations Manager - Golden Arrow

She says Golden Arrow has made the safety of drivers and passengers a non-negotiable in discussions with MEC Mitchell.

The MEC and the Premier have been very helpful and understanding.

Bronwyn Dyke-Beyer, Public Relations Manager - Golden Arrow

Security issues for the bus service are an ongoing concern that needs to be addressed, she adds.

Security needs to be constant not just when things are looking bad. Law enforcement and police need to be involved not just when there is a visible crisis.

Bronwyn Dyke-Beyer, Public Relations Manager - Golden Arrow



26 July 2021 8:56 AM
Tags:
Taxi violence
Golden Arrow

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