Gautrain warns commuters about Uber-meter taxi driver dispute

The Gautrain is said to be 98% punctual.

File: The Gautrain is said to be 98% punctual.


JOHANNESBURG – The Gautrain operators have advised commuters to be vigilant on the road.

This comes in the light of a rivalry between Uber and meter taxi drivers, which the high-speed train service provider feels might turn violent.

There have been reported messages on social media that claim to be metered taxi drivers threatening to assault Uber drivers and passengers.

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The Gautrain said commuters should report any threatening or intimidating incident to the police.

“In the light of the ongoing rivalry between the Uber and metered taxi drivers, we urge commuters to remain vigilant,” Gautrain said in a social media post.

“The relevant authorities are attending to the situation and we continue to support them to the best of our ability.

“Please report any incidents of intimidation or violence to the SAPS.”