As from Saturday, February 15 MyCITi will operate along two new routes to serve the communities of Hangberg, Imizamo Yethu and Hout Bay.
The new 108 and 109 routes travels from the city centre along Somerset Road in Green Point, Main Road in Sea Point, and via Clifton and Camps Bay. Once in Hout Bay, one route (109) will serve Imizamo Yethu and the main commercial and beachfront areas of Hout Bay, and the other route (108) will serve the harbour and Hangberg.
“We advise users of public transport in Hout Bay, Sea Point and Camps Bay to familiarize themselves with the new MyCiTi routes and services because some Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) and minibus-taxis currently operating along these routes will be withdrawn,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.
A number of further MyCiTi routes will also become operational between now and the middle of 2014. A route to Dunoon will start on March 1, the Atlantis service starts on April 5, and the network will extend to Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain by mid-year.
“The dream of the City’s Transport Authority, Transport for Cape Town (TCT), is to extend the integrated transport system to cover the entire City,” said Councillor Herron.
All passengers – except for children under the age of four – travelling on MyCiTi buses require their own myconnect cards, to pay for their travel
Passengers can load either a Standard travel package or a Mover package on their cards. Mover packages are available in the following amounts: R80, R100, R150, R200, R400, R600 and R1 000.
Mover package fares are at least 20% cheaper than Standard fares. With the Mover package, a journey from Hout Bay to the city centre will cost R9.80 during the more expensive peak periods of 6.30am to 8.30am and 4pm to 6pm on weekdays, and R8 during off-peak periods. The same trip on a Standard fare will cost R12.70 in peak periods and R10.50 during off-peak periods.
* For more information, please visit www.myciti.org.za, or call the all-hours Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63.