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17 Sep 2012 Transport

SOUTH AFRICA: TAXIS TO RAISE FARES FOLLOWING PETROL PRICE HIKE

Taxi bosses in the Western Cape are looking to raise taxi fares by between 10 and 14 percent following the record fuel price hike at midnight on Tuesday. But bus fares on Golden Arrow buses will remain at current levels as the company indicated it would not raise prices. At midnight on Tuesday 4 September […]

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7 Sep 2012 Transport

A QUIVERFUL OF BUSES

Cape Town – The Mother City’s extensive public transport system will leave any Gautenger gobsmacked and not a little envious. And ubiquitous Golden Arrow buses are very much part of the Cape Town transport scene. Fin24 user Johan Dammert, corporate development manager of Golden Arrow Bus Services, takes us on a trip down memory lane. […]

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6 Sep 2012 Transport

TAXI FARE HIKES LOOM

Taxi bosses in the Western Cape are looking to raise taxi fares by between 10% and 14% following the record fuel price hike yesterday. Bus company Golden Arrows said its fares will remain at present levels for the time being despite the fuel increase. The price of petrol has gone up by 93c and diesel […]

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23 Jul 2012 Transport

GOLDEN ARROW COMMUTERS TO PAY MORE

CAPE TOWN – Golden Arrow has announced a hike in its fares effective from August 6. Clip card users on selected, longer routes, will pay an average increase of 3.4 percent. This is the second time the company has increased fares in recent months. In December, the bus operator increased fares by an average of […]

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22 Jun 2012 Transport

THE GOLDEN ARROW, MyCiTi SPAT

The City of Cape Town says it is deeply disappointed to learn that Golden Arrow Bus Services has elected to pursue litigation in respect of its share of the Vehicle Operating Contracts for the buses of Phase 1 of the MyCiTi service. The City has been negotiating with GABS and other affected public transport operators […]

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21 Jun 2012 Transport

GOLDEN ARROW AIMS AT MyCiti

Cape Town – Golden Arrow Buses said on Thursday it had filed legal action against the City of Cape Town over its plans to introduce extended MyCiti bus services. “The matter was lodged with the {Western Cape] High Court on Wednesday,” Golden Arrow Bus Services spokesperson Bronwen Dyke said. The MyCiti bus was the city’s […]

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21 Jun 2012 Transport

GOLDEN ARROW TAKES CITY TO COURT

Golden Arrow Buses said on Thursday it had filed legal action against the City of Cape Town over its plans to introduce extended MyCiti bus services. “The matter was lodged with the (Western Cape) High Court on Wednesday,” Golden Arrow Bus Services (Gabs) spokeswoman Bronwen Dyke said. The MyCiti bus was the city’s own rapid […]

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6 Feb 2012 Transport

GABS GEARED UP FOR 2012

THE commemoration of 150 years of providing commuter bus services to the communities of Cape Town dominated the GABS calendar of events last year. Following months of intensive negotiations and planning, Golden Arrow was appointed as one of the three companies that form the vehicle operator companies contracted by the City to operate the Bus […]

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13 Oct 2011 Transport

GOLDEN ARROW BATTELS VANDALISM

The Golden Arrow Bus Service on Thursday said it was losing millions in revenue each year to vandalism and diesel theft in Cape Town. City of Cape Town officials spent the morning inspecting public transport facilities across the peninsula. The company’s François Meyer highlighted the many challenges facing public transport in Cape Town. He said […]

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25 Aug 2011 Transport

BUS, TRAIN CARRIAGES TORCHED

PUBLIC transport in the city was in disarray this morning after two carriages of a Metrorail train were set alight and a Golden Arrow bus was petrol- bombed. Golden Arrow has blamed striking municipal workers – although this had not been confirmed at the time of going to press – for the attack on its […]

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