New project launched for train commuters
By Chanel September
13 October 2006
Capetonians who walk to the Cape Town station to catch a train can now do so without fear of being mugged, as trained security officials are now escorting commuters through the city centre to the station.
According to reports between 3pm and 7pm people walking to the station are escorted along five routes.
The routes start at the top of Riebeeck, Coen Steytler, Keisergracht, Wesley and Long Street.
More than one million people use public transport in the city each day of which 600 000 catch a train for part of their journey.
The project was launched by the Department of Public Works and Transport this week.