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4 Aug 2010 Transport

THIS BUS IS FOR HOSKEN

ROUGHLY six years ago Cape Town-based empowerment group Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) did the unthinkable by buying out local bus company Golden Arrow. The deal was unthinkable because HCI was considered a progressive investor with – at that juncture – stakes in mainly technology and media companies. In any event HCI forked out R250 million […]

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1 Jun 2010 Transport

AN INDUSTRY VIEW ON BRT SYSTEMS : IMPLEMENTATION

Cape Town’s IRT initiative is based on flawed thinking that needs to be corrected before the city is saddled with an untenable system for the next 12 years AS sole operator of scheduled commuter bus services in Cape Town, we are one of the affected parties in the implementation of BRT and have been involved […]

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24 Feb 2010 Transport

SPECIAL BUS RATE FOR PENSIONERS

There is good news for pensioners who travel with Golden Arrow Bus Services. Pensioners can buy a special ticket for R46.50 for 10 rides that can be used on any route, says Golden Arrow Bus Services spokesperson. Vuyisile Mdoda. The alert follows concerns by elderly residents about the hike in bus fares, which on some […]

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29 Dec 2009 Transport

BUS FARE HIKE STILL EXCEEDS INFLATION RATE DESPITE TALKS

Transport authorities can not come to the rescue of thou. sands of commuters using Golden Arrow buses who will pay an average 9 percent more In fares starting next Monday Transport MEC Robin Carlisle said he had been under the impression he could prevent any increase contemplated by Golden Arrow “I thought I could veto […]

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1 Nov 2009 Transport

SUBSIDY WORRIES (AGAIN) FOR GOLDEN ARROW

Cape-based empowerment company Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) thinks government could he heading down “a path obliging the curtailment of bus services nationally”. HCI, which owns Golden Arrow Bus Services. says this is an issue that this is an issue that is completely destabilising the bus induustry – something that is likely to cause significant retrenchments, […]

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1 Sep 2009 Transport

MAN RULES THE BUS ROOST

AN Truck and Bus came up trumps in the second quarter this year, with a dominant 40% share of the bus market. The company recorded 122 sales, out of a total 302 unit sales in this sector of the commercial market. Its closest rival was Iveco, with 62 units. This is even better than its […]

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12 Aug 2009 Transport

COMMUTERS BRACE FOR TAXI AND BUS DRIVER STRIKE

BUS AND taxi commuters should brace themselves for delays as some taxi drivers are expected to strike today and Golden Arrow bus drivers who transport commuters in areas such as Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain started a wild. cat strike yesterday. “The Western Cape National Taxi Alliance has indicated that it will be embarking ona strike. […]

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22 Jul 2009 Transport

GOLDEN ARROW DELAYS LAUNCH OF 2010 BUSES

TRANSPORT TIMELINES “EXTREMELY TIGHT” GOLDEN Arrow has postponed the unveiling of 25 new European-style buses, earmarked for the World Cup, pending the outcome of negotiations with the province’s Transport and Public Works Department. The official unveiling of the new low-floor, air-conditioned buses had been scheduled for yesterday but was cancelled, after invitations had been hand-delivered […]

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18 May 2009 Transport

CT TRANSPORT PLAN “UNREALSTIC”

Golden Arrow Bus Services, one of Cape Town’s largest bus operators, has poured cold water on the city’s planned integrated rapid transport (IRT) system, saying its implementation timetable is too tight and unrealistic. “We don’t believe it’s possible to get the IRT going before the 2010 Fifa World Cup as massive infrastructure construction has to […]

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12 May 2009 Transport

FARE INCREASE

In line with the special conditions of the interim contract, the Western Cape Provincial Department of Transport has been informed, that effective 25th May 2009; the fares charged by Golden Arrow Bus Services will be increased by an average of 8,9%.Previous fare adjustments implemented by Golden Arrow have been relatively small in comparison to the […]

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