The City of Cape Town will activate a number of new MyCiTi routes over the next two months.
Because of the 12-year vehicle operator contracts signed in September this year, many of the existing minibus-taxi and bus services along the new routes will be phased out.
“This means that commuters who currently use these forms of transport must make sure they are aware of the new MyCiTi services that will be available for them to use, in place of their existing transport options,” said Councillor Brett Herron, mayoral committee member: Transport for Cape Town.
On November 2, MyCiTi will start operating in Vredehoek, Oranjezicht, Sea Point (along High Level Road and Beach Road via the V&A Waterfront), Melkbosstrand and Duynefontein.
On November 30, two routes will launch between the Silo area of the V&A Waterfront, and over Kloof Nek to Camps Bay. In the Century City area, the existing shuttle service will be replaced by a MyCiTi route from the Century City rail station along Century City Boulevard to Montague Gardens.
The signing of 12-year vehicle operator contracts made many aspects of Transport for Cape Town’s plan to introduce MyCiTi to more Capetonians, a reality.
“Everyone who would like to use MyCiTi needs to get ready – get your myconnect card and load credit,” said Councillor Herron.
In the coming weeks, pamphlets will be distributed in each of the areas covered by the new routes, explaining to commuters how they can start making use of the MyCiTi service.New MyCiTi stations – at Queen’s Beach, Omuramba, Royal Ascot, Porterfield, Sandown and Melkbosstrand – will be opened to the public ahead of the routes becoming active, so that the public can buy their myconnect cards and load them with the necessary travel money.
* For more information, visit www.myciti.org.za; or call 0800 65 64 63.