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Is it safe to catch a minibus at train station?

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Is it safe to catch a minibus at train station?

If a taxi is unavailable, is it safe to catch a minibus with luggages to waterfront area? What is the condition at night? Should we pre-book a taxi? Many thanks.

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1. Re: Is it safe to catch a minibus at train station?

I would not struggle in a minibus taxi with luggage.

Either pre book a taxi or if its before 9pm at night, there is a myCity bus service to the Waterfront with a stop almost opposite the station. Fare is R5 per person. See: capetown.gov.za/en/MyCiti/Pages/default.aspx

Edited: 16 February 2012, 07:00
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2. Re: Is it safe to catch a minibus at train station?

The MyCiti no longer sells tickets for the local services.

You have to buy a card (R22) and load money onto it. You can get your R22 back if you sell it back to them with proof of purchase.

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3. Re: Is it safe to catch a minibus at train station?

Thank you macsym and capetownfan. Our problem is that we don't know what time we will need a taxi. We had booked our premier class train tickets before read some reviews here about the delay problem - it can be really late. If we pre-book a taxi, will the driver wait for us for a few hours?

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4. Re: Is it safe to catch a minibus at train station?

Hi Cherry M

I would get the numbers of a few taxi companies and phone them when you are 20 minutes away from CT or give someone R10 to make a call for you if you do not have a cell phone.

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5. Re: Is it safe to catch a minibus at train station?

Thank you so much, capetownfan. will find some reputable taxi companies numbers from TA and do a bit research about a SA sim card. Now I have peace of mind.

Edited: 17 February 2012, 21:33
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