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Old June 17th, 2011, 09:43 AM   #1801
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http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/MediaReleases/Pages/ConstructioncommencesatMyCiTiTableViewstationtoextendservice.aspx

Construction commences at MyCiTi Table View station to extend service

MEDIA RELEASE
NO. 323 / 2011
15 JUNE 2011


Motorists and road users are alerted to construction work around the MyCiTi Table View trunk station, which may affect the free flow of traffic. The purpose of the construction is to expand the trunk station’s facilities in order to accommodate the expansion of the MyCiTi service in the West Coast area to Atlantis, Dunoon and Montague Gardens.

The construction and the expansion of the station will also allow the City to deal with one of the problems that have developed on Blaauwberg Road of people crossing the road illegally, to access the station. “In order to improve pedestrian safety and better manage this illegal behavior, barriers and fencing will be erected around the construction site”, said Kylie Hatton, Media Manager for the City of Cape Town.

The following will happen in approximately the following order in and around the Table View station:

• Fencing erected on either side of the median(centre island) in order to improve pedestrian safety in around the MyCiTi Table View station.
• The deviation of the effluent main will commence on the weekend of 17 June 2011 at 19:00. Busses will then run with the traffic in a westerly direction along Blaauwberg Road towards the R27, and enter the bus lane where the yellow delineator kerbs have been removed. The work is scheduled to be completed over the weekend of 17 June 2011, but may take longer.
• From Tuesday 21 June 2011 the deviation of both the effluent and Chevron main line will then proceed requiring the closure of one lane along Blaauwberg Road (MyCiTi busses will not be affected) until about 22 July 2011, but will affect normal traffic.
• The deviation of the last section of the Chevron main line will proceed on 22 July 2011 and busses will then run with the traffic in a westerly direction along Blaauwberg Road towards the R27. This phase of work is expected to take approximately 3-4 days.
• Construction of the feeder station up to the existing ramp will then commence in such a way as to allow pedestrians to still access the existing station. This will maximise working space and pedestrian accommodation.
The work will commence at the end of July 2011 and is expected to be completed by June 2012.
• This construction will lead to traffic disruption in the form of the removal of the one right turn lane heading east on Blaauwberg Road at the Raats/Pentz Street intersection, in order to allow space for construction and safe passage for pedestrians to the Table View station.

The City apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the construction works in and around Table View station. “We ask for the public’s co-operation during this construction phase. This construction will allow the City to expand the MyCiTi service in the West Coast area allowing the MyCiTi service to reach more residents,” said Hatton.

More information about the MyCiTi project is available on our website www.capetown.gov.za/myciti.The map below shows the construction zone and pedestrian access to the station.


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Old June 17th, 2011, 11:25 AM   #1802
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The Shanghai Metro reminds me of the IRT system. The entire platform is enclosed in glass.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 02:28 PM   #1803
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Nice pics but damn it looks like the surface of Mars, presumably they're installing a lawn soon? I'm sure of it though...
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Old June 17th, 2011, 02:42 PM   #1804
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No those are sandstone stones between the road and the concrete pathway. Its quite nice in reality, but it does look weird in the pic...

I drove through CDB earlier, busses running nicely around the city and the construction on the CBD stations is continuing in the rain. The stations on Hans Strijdom look around 50% done and fountain circle looks about half its original size.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 03:21 PM   #1805
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The Shanghai Metro reminds me of the IRT system. The entire platform is enclosed in glass.
Same as London Underground Jubilee line extension. It controls ventilation in the tunnels and serves the secondary purpose of preventing suicides.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 11:28 PM   #1806
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Where are the MyCiTi stops in Gardens for the inner-city loop?
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Old June 18th, 2011, 01:17 AM   #1807
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Where are the MyCiTi stops in Gardens for the inner-city loop?
They are all listed on the map

Gardens Shopping centre, and outside the Mount Nelson are pretty much them.
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Old June 18th, 2011, 12:03 PM   #1808
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Thanks! I was looking at another map on the site that wasn't very descriptive.
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Old June 18th, 2011, 10:30 PM   #1809
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The Garden's Permanent station will be built under the bridge, going by Gardens Centre. Please remind me to add a basic plan when I'm back in CT.
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 02:48 PM   #1810
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A booklet like advertisement of the IRT service in the Community Newspapers.
It announces that construction for permanent routes are set to start, while showing maps and other information.

It also shows the different types of bus shelters and stops that will be used.
image hosted on flickr
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 03:07 PM   #1811
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Niiiiiiiiice!
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 03:14 PM   #1812
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I presume the Totem styles will only be used under already existing shelters, eg like Mo said - under bridges?
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Sweet. I hope they maintain them well. I can picture idiotic marketers sticking those damn posters that don't come off properly and advertising clubs all over them.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 07:35 AM   #1814
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Good stuff. Andrew, maybe prepare a short piece about that image for the blog...? a few lines?
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 11:59 AM   #1815
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Sweet. I hope they maintain them well. I can picture idiotic marketers sticking those damn posters that don't come off properly and advertising clubs all over them.
Unless its the "enlarge your *****" type, it's pretty easy for Council to track down said clubs and make them pay to remove the ads and repaint the polls or risk losing their licence...
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Unless its the "enlarge your *****" type, it's pretty easy for Council to track down said clubs and make them pay to remove the ads and repaint the polls or risk losing their licence...
Easy indeed, but hopefully they actually take that step. Golden Arrow clearly couldn't care how their "stations" look.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 06:08 PM   #1817
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These are the nine permanent inner city routes that will begin operating when the 12m feeder buses arrive next year.

F01: CBD – Stadium – Queens Beach – Camps Bay – Hout Bay (Hout Bay to Cape Town via Camps Bay and Sea Point)

F02: Clocktower – CBD – Kloof Nek – Camps Bay (Waterfront via the Central City and Kloof Nek to Camps Bay)

F03: Queens Beach – Victoria Wharf – CBD – Gardens Centre (Sea Point via the CBD to Gardens and Vredehoek)

F04: CBD – Fresnaye – Queens Beach (Queens Beach to Fresnaye and Cape Town)

F05: Bo-Kaap – CBD – Zonnebloem – Salt River (Bo-Kaap via Central City and Zonnebloem to Salt River)

F06: CBD – Gardens (Civic Centre to Gardens Centre via Gardens and Oranjezicht)

F07: CBD – Gardens (Civic Centre to Gardens Centre via Zonnebloem and Vredehoek)

F08: CBD – Gardens – Vredehoek (Highlands Estate via Vredehoek and Gardens to the CBD)

F65: CBD – Gardens – Tamboerskloof (Tamboerskloof via Gardens to the CBD)

A nice criss-cross of the inner city!
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Anything that will run along Somerset Road in Green Point?
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Anything that will run along Somerset Road in Green Point?
F01 will go along Somerset Road from Riebeek to Sea Point Main Road.
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Which map would these routes be on? i would love to know if any go past my office in Woodstock (Main Rd).
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