28 September 2012

Explore Cape Town with MyCiTi

The latest MyCiTi bus route expansion will be completed within the next few months, giving commuters easier access to the Mother City.

The MyCiTi bus provides easy access to the V&A Waterfront.

For our visitors, a safe and seamless ride from the airport to the city centre is an impressive introduction to Cape Town’s new public transport system and, with the V&A Route running, it’s a pleasure for visitors to explore the city centre and surrounds. The extended roll out of MyCiTi is sure to encourage locals to be visitors in their own towns and speaks to a long-term vision for an all-inclusive Mother City. - Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Cape Town Tourism

With over 3-million people living in Cape Town, accessibility is key and as a result the city of Cape Town is expanding the MyCiTi (Bus Rapid Transport system) offering.

There are currently MyCiTi bus services operating in and around the central city, including Gardens, Green Point, the Cape Town Stadium and the V&A Waterfront, as well as between Cape Town International Airport and the city centre. The West Coast suburbs including Bloubergstrand, Parklands and Table View also have services running.

Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Cape Town Tourism, says, 'The MyCiTi Bus Rapid Transport System is a legacy of the World Cup in 2010 and has already begun to make a notable difference in the lives of our citizens. For our visitors, a safe and seamless ride from the airport to the city centre is an impressive introduction to Cape Town’s new public transport system and, with the V&A Route running, it’s a pleasure for visitors to explore the city centre and surrounds. The extended roll out of MyCiTi is sure to encourage locals to be visitors in their own towns and speaks to a long-term vision for an all-inclusive Mother City.'

The Salt River route is under construction and is scheduled to start operating in early January 2013. This bus route link from Salt River to the city centre, is going to create ease of travel for students, among others, travelling to and from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

The Sea Point station is also currently under construction and will play a role in linking the CBD to the Waterfront, the beaches of Clifton, as well as Hout Bay and Camps Bay. Operatations are scheduled to commence in January 2013.