Adderley Street has been the axis of movement in the city for over 360 years, be it with horse and carriage, by bicycle, or on foot. Now, nearly four centuries later, the MyCiTi station in Adderley Street exemplifies how design, planning and foresight can bring mobility into the 21st Century.
The City anticipates that the proximity of the MyCiTi station in Adderley Street to the Cape Town railway station, Golden Acre bus terminus and the Station Deck taxi rank will draw a significant number of commuters to the MyCiTi service.
“Although the MyCiTi Civic Centre station is only 400 metres down the road in Hertzog Boulevard, the commuters will see the MyCiTi station in Adderley Street as they step out of the railway station building. From there it will be very convenient and easy to catch a MyCiTi feeder bus to Gardens, Salt River, Oranjezicht, Camps Bay, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Hout Bay and Imizamo Yethu,” says the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.
The MyCiTi station in Adderley Street is in close proximity to the biggest railway station in the Western Cape, where thousands of commuters arrive and depart every week. Furthermore, passengers arriving at the adjacent bus terminus and taxi rank will be able to switch over to the MyCiTi feeder service with ease.
It is also expected that tourists will make good use of this station, given the tourist attractions such as the Slave Lodge, Grootte Kerk (the oldest church in South Africa), and the Company’s Garden in the vicinity.
Buses from Hout Bay and Salt River, and all but two of the feeder routes that serve the inner-city, will now stop at the Adderley Street station. Thus, save for Route 104 (Sea Point, Mouille Point, Waterfront, Civic Centre) and Route 101 (Vredehoek, Gardens, Civic Centre), all of the buses serving the inner-city routes (102, 103, 105, 106 and 107) will stop at the Adderley Street station.
Importantly, the existing Hout Bay service (Routes 108 and 109) will commence at the Adderley Street station and not from the Civic Centre station. The popular Sea Point service along Main Road (Route 108a) to Queens Beach will start from the Civic Centre station and will also stop at the Adderley Street station.
Commuters wanting to go to the Waterfront can use the T01 and the 104-bus from the Civic Centre station, or disembark from a feeder bus at the Adderley Street station and just walk 150 metres across to the Thibault station in Hans Strijdom Avenue from where they can transfer to the T01 bus to the Waterfront station.
* For more information, visit www.myciti.org.za or call 0800 65 64 63. You can also visit the MyCiTi exhibit at the Transport Expo at Cape Town Stadium on October 21 and 22.