New bus route takes locals to the city

2015-11-24 06:00
Six sets of temporary MyCiti bus-stops will be in use soon as the MyCiti service adds an aditional route to the service.  PHOTO: Samantha Lee

Six sets of temporary MyCiti bus-stops will be in use soon as the MyCiti service adds an aditional route to the service. PHOTO: Samantha Lee

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An extra MyCiTi bus route will start in Mitchell’s Plain on Saturday.

The new route forms part of the N2 express service, which operates between Mitchell’s Plain and the city centre.

“We are extremely excited about the roll-out of the additional N2 express route to the Kapteinsklip Railway Station. The new route will bring the MyCiTi service closer to more residents in Mitchell’s Plain,” says Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport.

The MyCiTi buses on the D04 route will be operated by the current N2 express company that was formed by Codeta in Khayelitsha, Route 6 Taxi Association in Mitchell’s Plain, and the Golden Arrow Bus Service.

New D04 route. Buses will operate along the same route as the current D03 route from Mitchell’s Plain East to the Civic Centre station, but with an extension along AZ Berman Drive to the Kapteinsklip train station.

. There are six new sets of bus stops along Yellowwood Street, Kilimanjaro Street and AZ Berman Drive.

. Buses along the new D04 route will serve residents in Tafelsig, Eastridge and Lentegeur, before traveling along the N2 to the city centre.

. The first bus will depart from Kapteinsklip at 05:30 on weekdays, with the last bus departing from the Civic Centre station at 21:35.

. The buses will travel on the existing dedicated bus, minibus and taxi lane on the N2.

The new bus stops along the D04 route will be temporary.

“The locations of the bus stops will be finalised once the route has been operational for a few month,” says Herron.

More information. Today at the Town Centre from 06:00 to 09:00.

. Tomorrow at the Kapteinsklip train station from 15:00 to 18:00.

As cash is not accepted on the buses, passengers need a myconnect card to travel and load money to pay for their trips.

“The myconnect card normally costs R35, but these will be issued for free to residents who have not received a free card.”

Free cards. On Saturday at Promenade Mall and Town Centre from 09:00 to 17:00.

. On Sunday at Promenade Mall and Town Centre from 09:00 to 14:00.

Commuters will pay R30 for the points which will be pre-loaded on their free cards. Take along your IDs and birth certificates for children four years and older.

“A MyCiTi journey from the Kapteinsklip station stop to the Civic Centre station will cost about R14.80 one-way during the peak-hour period and about R11.60 during the off-peak period,” says Herron.

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