With MyCiTi entering its sixth month of full operation and Thibault Square Station opening yesterday the City of Cape Town has taken steps to enhance and improve the service further.
This is already evident in the Table View area where an additional two buses each hour during peak hours has noticeably eased crowding on the buses.
Changes to the Gardens – Civic – Waterfront route have been made, making the route quicker and more efficient, with the introduction of the newly completed Thibault Square station, which was officially opened today by Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Cllr Brett Herron.
This will mean that the Buitengragt, Convention Centre, Foreshore and Prestwich stops will temporarily fall away and will be replaced by the Thibault Square station. Research conducted along this route indicated that these four stops, which are a short walk from the Thibault Square station, were not widely used.
As with the stations along the West Coast, Thibault Square station is in the median between the two lanes and enclosed to protect commuters against weather. The route change also saves time, making the trip from the Civic Centre to the VA Waterfront approximately 10 minutes shorter in off-peak traffic.
Included in these changes is the introduction of later buses from the VA Waterfront to the Civic Centre in the evenings to accommodate patrons of the Waterfront who wish to linger a little longer and not have to catch the bus.
The changes to be made to the current system are best be illustrated below. All amendments to the MyCiTi service are effective from Monday 31 October:
Click here to view the route maps.
MyCiTi bus service information brochure with route maps and time schedules:
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