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It was business as usual when Sowetan visited the SA Roadlink offices at the Durban and Johannesburg stations yesterday - with passengers queuing to buy bus tickets.
This despite the bus service being told by the KwaZulu-Natal transport authorities to cease operations in the province after a Roadlink horror crash this week.
Sowetan last night also managed to make an online reservation, from Johannesburg to Durban for Tuesday December 23, four days after the expiry date of Roadlink's permit to ferry passengers.
The coach service No2344 - to leave Johannesburg at 6.30am and expected to arrive in Durban at 2.30pm - would cost a passenger R175.
We also called the 24-hour central reservation number to secure a seat on the Sunday bus - to Durban from Johannesburg.
We were assured that there was still space on the bus. But the Roadlink clerk said she could not help us since they "were offline".
Thembeka Majola, from Durban, said she booked a ticket for her child to come home from Johannesburg on the Saturday bus.
"No one has informed me about the closure of the service. Had I known about it I would not have booked with SA Roadlink."
Elvis Moyo said he had just booked for a family trip to Eastern Cape, leaving tomorrow, despite hearing about the recent bus crash.
"We have no choice but to ride these buses because they are cheaper - but they are not reliable."