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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #1
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#MyCiTi IRT System - Cape Town

Phase 1

Linking the Airport and the Inner City area with the Stadium Precinct and servicing the Atlantis Corridor Phase 1A includes the inner city and airport services, extending up the West Coast to include newly developed high-density residential areas and low-income communities such as Mamre, Atlantis, Doornbach and Du Noon.

The inner city service will provide a convenient, cost-effective way of getting around the CBD and City Bowl areas for the many thousands of people who live and work in this economic hub. From an operational cost point of view, Phase 1A is financially self-sustaining. The intention is to have this phase up and running by early 2010.

The Inner City Service
The CBD and surrounding areas are a crucial destination for both weekday commuter trips and 2010 FIFA World Cup visitors. Key destinations include the Central Station, V&A Waterfront, Long Street, and Sea Point. Smaller feeder vehicles will service surrounding communities such as Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Vredehoek, and Gardens.

Airport Service
Along with the Inner City Service, the airport link is required to meet Cape Town’s obligations as a Host City. This part of the system will provide rapid, high frequency services between the airport and the CBD, Green Point and Sea Point along the N2 BMT (Bus and Minibus Taxi) lane.

Atlantis Corridor
The West Coast is home to several low-income communities, such as Mamre, Atlantis, Doornbach and Du Noon. Currently, areas such as Mamre and Atlantis have no sustainable public transport alternative to allow access to jobs and public services. The West Coast also has some of the highest congestion levels in Cape Town. Parts of Blaauwberg Road and Marine Drive (R27) experience near gridlock conditions at peak periods. It is expected that there will be high demand for the new service with a significant move away from private vehicles to public transport.


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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #2
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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:01 AM   #3
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All systems go!!!

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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #4
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What is IRT (Integrated Rapid Transit)?

A nice pamphlet helping to explain the BRT and IRT system.

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Old December 16th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #5
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I got a render!
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Old December 16th, 2008, 08:38 PM   #6
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Old December 17th, 2008, 08:50 AM   #7
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Wow! BIG windows...are those the buses that will be used?
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Old December 17th, 2008, 10:24 AM   #8
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thanx mo...

that stop in the last render looks rather rather large for a brt station stop?
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Old December 17th, 2008, 10:31 AM   #9
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I hope those are the buses that will be used...as those look amazing.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 12:27 PM   #10
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looks good... my last statement was aimed at the taxi industry (so ignore). Was trying to be witty, becoming harder since I am one of the only people still stuck int he office.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #12
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Not sure about the bus desgin but there have been some concepts.
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I would drop dead if they used Golden Arrow busses instead...
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Old December 17th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #14
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I would drop dead if they used Golden Arrow busses instead...
Buses are made in South America. The project is not related to any existing bus operator.
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how will golden arrow fit in? are they not outsourced currently?
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Old December 19th, 2008, 12:04 PM   #17
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The BRT station reminds me of the whitewater building in Beijing for the Olympic Games.


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Buses are made in South America. The project is not related to any existing bus operator.

I meant the actual design of busses Golden Arrows uses, those old, boxy, ugly jalopies.
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I meant the actual design of busses Golden Arrows uses, those old, boxy, ugly jalopies.
The busses are BRT busses and will therefore look like BRT busses. Modern, quality, safe, classy busses.
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The GA busses cannot be used anyway. The doors on the BRT buses have to be on the right and there are no steps down to the street level
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