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2011-07-08: Joburg wins case against bus operators

THE City of Johannesburg has finally won the case against the cross border bus operators who have been operating illegally at Powerhouse, Cnr Harrison and Lleyd Street, Braamfontein.

The ruling comes after the City took the matter to court as a result of bus operator's refusal to vacate the site. The operators were ordered to remove all buses, trailers etc. from the property by 15 July 2011 or face paying fine payable by 22 July 2011. The order further authorises the sheriff of the court to remove all buses, trailers etc. from the property should the owners fail to do so.

The City had in the past requested the operators on numerous occasions to relocate their operations to the newly refurbished site known as Fleet Africa located at 233 Main Street, Newtown.

The 233 Main Street site was previously a municipal bus depot and has all the amenities needed for public transport operations. It has also proved to be very popular with the commuters because it is located close to Fordsburg where most passengers do their shopping.

"We are pleased that the matter has finally been resolved; our main priority has always been ensuring that the public transport system works for both operators and passengers", says Lisa Seftel, Executive Director for Transportation in the city.

Ms Seftel continued to say that the new site has 24 hour security and has ranking and holding facilities, restaurants, grocery shops, a washing area, storage and office facilities, ticketing and safe internal traffic circulation.


"Secure, clean, and safe: providing a user-friendly, safe and clean environment for passengers"

Issued on behalf of:
Lisa Seftel
Executive Director

Issued by:
Dudu Lushaba
Communications Specialist
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