Single trip cards were introduced for the MyCiTi service late last year, and they have proven to be a huge hit.
The single trip card is ideal for visitors or residents who do not have a myconnect card and only want to make use of the MyCiTi bus service once to travel from point-A to point-B. Almost 6000 single trip cards were sold between the October 18 and the end of December 2014.
“These cards make it more convenient and easy for those who are unaccustomed to the MyCiTi service. However, for those who intend to use the service more than once, the most affordable option is still to buy a myconnect card and to load Mover Points onto the card,” says the Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councilor Brett Herron.
A single trip card costs R30 and cards for journeys connecting with the airport cost R75 each. The cards are on sale at the kiosks at the MyCiTi stations across the city.
Single trip cards are valid for one journey, including transfers at stops and stations. Users can benefit from such a free transfer if they tap out when they leave the station, or exit a bus at a roadside stop and tap in again at any MyCiTi bus or station within 45 minutes to resume their journey, provided that less than two-and-a-half hours have passed since they first tapped in.
Those making a return journey using such a card will have to buy two single trip cards. The single trip card is valid for one year from the date of purchase.
The MyCiTi Table Mountain service was also introduced last year to provide a high quality public transport service to Table Mountain and the surrounding area, as well as to improve public access to this great tourist attraction.
* For more information about MyCiTi, visit www.myciti.org.za, call 0800 65 64 63 or download the Transport for Cape Town (TCT) app from your local app store.