Extra MyCiTi trips planned to beat holiday congestion in Mother City

2015-12-08 17:44
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Cape Town - Plans to extend the operating hours of the MyCiTi bus service, with the aim of easing holiday season traffic congestion, have been announced by the City of Cape Town.

As the busiest time of the year approaches, motorists would have noticed an increase in traffic already, mayoral committee member for transport for Cape Town Brett Herron said in a statement on Tuesday.

He encouraged residents and tourists to use the bus service as an alternative to private vehicles in order to ease traffic congestion over the next six weeks.

Operational hours of routes to popular destinations - such as shopping centres, tourist attractions and the beaches on selected days during the festive season - would be extended, he said.

Between December 10 and Christmas Eve, additional trips would be added to some routes due to extended shopping hours at the V&A Waterfront and Canal Walk.

On December 16, 25, 26 and 27, and on January 1, 2 and 3, extra trips would be added to MyCiTi routes to popular beaches along the Atlantic Seaboard and to Melkbosstrand. 

On New Year’s Eve, additional trips would be added to the V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay, Civic Centre, Parklands Main North, Marine Circle, Table View and Melkbosstrand routes.

For a detailed schedule, phone the Transport Information Centre on 0800 656463.

According to the City, MyCiTi schedules would also be adjusted to cater for quieter morning and afternoon peak-hour periods, due to the annual holiday period between December 21 and January 10.

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