The City is launching new MyCiTi bus stops, improved timetables, and direct and express routes. The changes are set to meet the increase in passenger demand and help cut travel time. Commuters will also have an opportunity to enjoy a free-ride day on 29 October 2017.
Berkshire West has a new stop on the T03 route, which makes it convenient for Atlantis residents to access the new Table Bay Mall.
The Brittlestar stop near Melkbosstrand will now serve both directions of travel and there are four new stops along the R27, Koeberg Power Station, Duynefontein, Melkbosch and Birkenhead, serving the T02 and T03 routes.
The Melkbosstrand and Duynefontein services will see some significant changes:
• Route 217, Table View – Big Bay – Melkbosstrand, will terminate at Melkbosstrand station and will no longer travel to Melkbosch Village.
• Route 230, Duynefontein – Melkbosstrand will connect with Route 217 at Melkbosstrand station and continue via the Melkbosch Village stop, formerly called Melkbosch to Duynefontein.
Passengers connecting between Table View and Duynefontein no longer need to transfer at Melkbosstrand station. The Route 230 service will no longer serve the Atlantic Beach and Brittlestar stops. Passengers wishing to access these stops can still do so by using the T03 service.
The Waratah stop will be discontinued and a new stop, Birkenhead, on the R27 will be added.
MyCiTi will also launch a service that will link residents in Parklands with the Cape Town city centre on the T01 route, without the need to transfer at the Table View station. The new T01d Dunoon – Parklands – Civic Centre route will now travel from Dunoon along Malibongwe Drive and Sandown Road into Parklands and continue to the Civic Centre via the Table View station.
Parklands and Sandown Roads are also getting four new MyCiTi stops, i.e. Dartford, Morningfield, Discovery and Sandown East, to give the growing number of people living or working in these areas a convenient link to the service.
The new X02 Atlantis – Table View – Civic Centre route will travel from Atlantis station, stopping at Sandown, Porterfield and Table View stations and then Racecourse, Woodbridge and Woodstock station and finally to the Civic Centre station.
Atlantis passengers will also be able travel direct from Atlantis to Century City. The T03 route from Atlantis to Omuramba via Table View will be extended to Century City, thus removing the need for passengers to transfer at Omuramba.
Visit the MyCiti website for more information.