Category Archives: TRANSPORT

LAKESIDE: TWO SURVIVED AFTER MOVING TRAIN SMASHES INTO CAR IN CAPE TOWN (PHOTOS)

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics, metro services and fire services arrived on the scene and found the car lying on the tracks next to the train.

CAPE TOWN – Two people were injured on Tuesday, when a train crashed into a car on Uxbridge road in Lakeside, Cape Town authorities said.

Richard Bosman of the City of Cape Town, said: “At 13:35 this afternoon, we had an accident between a train and a motor vehicle at the Uxbridge Road level crossing, that is in the Lakseside area. We have two people, a male and a female, that is trapped in the vehicle.”

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics, metro services and fire services arrived on the scene and found the car lying on the tracks next to the train.

“Upon closer inspection, paramedics discovered a man and woman lying trapped inside the light motor vehicle. Both patients were found to be in a serious condition. Metro and Fire services had to use specialised equipment to free both patients from the vehicle,” Meiring said.

Picture: City of Cape Town

“Once freed, paramedics treated both patients and provided them with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, Metro Services transported the patients to Victoria Provincial Hospital for further treatment. Fortunately, no-one from the train sustained any injuries.”

He said that the cause of the crash was unknown and would be investigated by authorities who were on the scene.

TRAFFIC: GOLDEN ARROW MONITORING KHAYELITSHA OPERATIONS AFTER BUS ATTACKED

Two Golden Arrow buses have come under attack in Khayelitsha over the past two days.

FILE: Golden Arrow buses. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN – The Golden Arrow Bus Service says it’s keeping a close eye on its operations in the Khayelitsha area.

Two of the company’s buses have been targeted in Makhaya over the past several days.

In the latest incident on Monday evening, a bus was set alight.

On Sunday, another bus was targeted.

The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services says crews on Monday had to be escorted into the area by police due to protest action in the community.

Golden Arrow spokesperson Bronwen Dyke-Beyer said: “We’re monitoring our services very closely and we’ll avoid certain parts of Khayelitsha. We’re very disappointed and concerned by the attacks on our buses.”

Eye Witness News

PHOTO: Golden Arrow buses. Picture: E.W.N.

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TRAFFIC: WEST COAST ROAD CLOSED

ROAD CLOSED SUNDAY 21 MAY BETWEEN 8:30 AM- 11:30 AM

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MILNERTON – There will be road closure on West Coast road R27 Northbound between Boundary Road and Loxton road in the early hours of Sunday, 21 May. This is due to Cape Town One run taking place on the traffic line.

There will be diversion signs for travellers to link their various destinations.

PHOTO: West Coast Road closed due to Cape Town Run. Peter Okafor/ExpressCapetown

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SAA CABIN CREW SET TO RESUME STRIKE NEXT WEEK

South African Airways (SAA) cabin crew members are seeking to resume a strike over meal allowances as early as next week.

CAPE TOWN – The airline’s other unions said on Wednesday that they are also considering industrial action to pressure the national carrier into discussing wage increases that were due in April.

United Association of SA aviation manager Jannem Goussard said the union is seeking its own dispute due to Read more

CAPE TOWN: TRAINS OVERCROWDED IN SA’S OVERCROWDED CITY

The demand for services far exceeds the available train supply as a result of decades of disinvestment in rail and unprecedented growth of informal settlements.

 

CAPE TOWN – According to the TomTom traffic index Cape Town is the most congested city in the country and 48th in the world, ahead of cities such as New York. For rail commuters, the situation isn’t much better, with trains overcrowded to the point of bursting and long delays. GroundUp found people clinging from the outside to Read more

SHOCKING: MAN STABBED MULTIPLE TIMES AFTER CAR BREAKS DOWN ON ROADSIDE

A man was stabbed several times on Wednesday morning after he was attacked on a highway in Durban when his car broke down.

CAPE TOWN – The vehicle broke down on the N2 north bound after the M7 interchange.

Garrith Jamieson of Rescue Care said paramedics found the man had sustained multiple stab wounds to his upper body on the roadside.

“Advanced life support paramedics stabilised the man on the scene before rushing him through to a nearby hospital for the urgent care that he required.

It is believed that the man’s motor vehicle broke down and he was awaiting for assistance when he was attacked by two men‚” said Jamieson.

 

-Times Live

PHOTO: A man was stabbed multiple times in Durban on Wednesday morning.
Image by: Supplied

GOODNEWS: CITY OF CAPE WINS THIS INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT AWARD

The City won the award for its transit-oriented development strategic framework, which was implemented in March last year.

The City of Cape Town receives an international award for its Transit-Oriented Development Strategic Framework. Picture: City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) on Twitter

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) on Wednesday night received an international award for its transit-oriented development strategic framework.

According to the City of Cape Town’s media office, the International Public Transport Strategy Award was presented to the commissioner of the TDA, Melissa Whitehead, at the UITP World Summit in Montreal, Canada.

The TDA was also said to have been shortlisted in the category of public transport strategy.

The City of Cape Town’s media office further described UITP as the international organisation for public transport authorities and the awards aim to recognise public transport projects that are central to the urban and local mobility system.

Commenting on the win, the City’s mayoral committee ember for transport and urban development, councillor Brett Herron, said: “I am elated that we came out tops on the world stage where we competed against the best transport authorities across the globe.

“This award is confirmation of the City’s innovation and forward thinking in eradicating the legacy of apartheid spatial planning by placing public transport at the centre of all new public investments and developments across Cape Town.”

The City of Cape Town further explained that council adopted the transit-oriented development strategic framework in March last year and aimed to prescribe how new developments in the city should be built and how the existing public infrastructure should be transformed. Addressing the legacy of apartheid spatial planning and the cost of public transport while stimulating economic growth were considered.

Herron added: “We are extremely proud of this achievement. The award serves as a motivation to work even harder to improve our residents’ lives through affordable, safe and decent public transport.

“This ties in with the City’s new Organisational Development and Transformation Plan which aims to accelerate our efforts to create a more equal society based on integrated communities, economic inclusion, and access to opportunities.”

-The Citizen

PHOTO: The City of Cape Town receives an international award for its Transit-Oriented Development Strategic Framework. Picture: City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) on Twitter

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