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Old February 13th, 2007, 11:28 PM   #1
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#Cape Town Station Redevelopment

R90m facelift for Cape Town station

February 06 2007 at 10:17AM

The Cape Town station precinct is to get a facelift costing up to R90-million in preparation for Fifa's 2010 World Cup, as part of a long-term development plan to transform the area into an effective transport hub, Business Day reports.

Covering more than 22 city blocks, the long-term development plan is for the station precinct to dovetail with other developments in the city's central business district and "bring the city back to the station," said Ian Scott, manager of business development at the South African Rail Commuter Corporation-Metrorail.

Scott said part of the challenge was shaking off the station's apartheid legacy and integrating the three concourses, originally designed to fit the apartheid social model of dividing races, into one transport interchange. - Sapa

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Old February 16th, 2007, 11:41 AM   #2
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No major changes before 2010 lol

Sub-council to press on with revamp of CBD


By Linsday Dentlinger

The Good Hope sub-council says it will press ahead with a major revamp of three prominent open spaces in the CBD - the Cape Town Station deck, Greenmarket Square and the Grand Parade - in preparation for the 2010 World Cup.

But it said it was disappointed to learn from officials from Intersite, the company from which it leases the station deck trading area, that no major changes would be made to Cape Town Station in the foreseeable future.

A complete overhaul of the station would take more than a decade, the sub-council was told yesterday.

Only minor cosmetic changes can be expected by the time 2010 visitors arrive in the city.

The news outraged councillor Belinda Walker in particular, who said the sub-council had been promised for years that changes were on the cards.

But it had not yielded any significant results, despite several designs for upgrading the station being laid before it, Walker said.

Despite the tension it had caused this week, Good Hope sub-council chairman JP Smith said the city wanted to pursue its plans to "clean up" the station trading area by only allowing permit holders to trade in specifically designated spaces.

Smith said it was the intention to spread the licences evenly between local and foreign traders and to ensure that there was a fair spread of commodities being sold.

By the beginning of next month, the city will move in to control the taxi rank at the station, and has already started the construction of one-way lanes to control traffic flow and drop-offs.

Public lighting was also being addressed, Smith said.

Although a revamp of the Grand Parade was with more long-term goals in mind, Smith said changes would be made by 2010 to ensure it was a safer space.

This included the possibility of more CCTV cameras.

The city would also clamp down on one of its own - city councillor Badih Chaaban who holds the lease to Greenmarket Square - to ensure that traders did not encroach on public walkways and that the area was kept clean.

Published on the web by Cape Argus on February 16, 2007. © Cape Argus 2007. All rights reserved.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 01:34 PM   #3
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Multi-Billion rand revamp post 2010 for Cape Town Central Station

Cape Town station set for 25-year major facelift



By Anél Powell

A MASSIVE multibillion rand overhaul of Cape Town station that will "change the face of the city" is on the cards, but those involved in the redevelopment say there won't be any "major structural changes by 2010".

Lindelo Matya, regional manager of Intersite, told the Cape Times that the complete revamp of the station would take up to 25 years to complete.

"It will be more than just a station, it will be a major interchange."

Intersite is working with several partners, including the South African Rail and Commuter Corporation, Metrorail, the City of Cape Town, the provincial government and the Cape Town Partnership to improve the station area.

Matya said the station's last upgrade was in 1968. Although there have been extensive discussions about the station's future, those involved are loathe to reveal details of proposed changes before the plans have been approved. Media were asked to leave a subcouncil meeting last week where the upgrade was discussed.

But Matya said there was consensus about what the refurbished station, expected to be ready by 2032, would look like.

With 2010 looming, the team has come up with a four-point plan for short-term changes to the station.

These changes, expected to cost R265 million, include improving the efficiency of railway operations at the station.

While the project has already been allocated R110m, a further R155m is needed to make all the changes. Much of this would come from private sector funding.

Matya said the station's trading environment would be improved as part of the short-term revamp.

There will be more CCTV cameras and the deployment of extra security guards. The trader's stalls would be formalised and better organised.

The station will also double as an information centre where tourists will be able to find out more about the city and its attractions.

Matya said the station deck, occupied by hundreds of traders and taxis, was an "ongoing challenge" that was already being addressed by the city council.

Intersite is responsible for the traders in the station concourse and the area outside of the station.

"Discussions are at a sensitive stage. We have told traders that it won't be 'business as usual' (after the revamp)".

Matya said he could not reveal much about the 2032 upgrade. But he said changes would include the opening up of the station concourse, so that the area would be lit by natural light, with views of Table Mountain.

The Strand Street side of the station will be cleaned up and revamped, to make it more appealing for commuters and shoppers.

He said the buses would be moved from the inside square to Old Marine Drive. The square could then be used as a museum precinct or pedestrian walkway.

Matya said more details of the long-term overhaul of the historic station would be released next year.

anel.powell@inl.co.za

Published on the web by Cape Times on November 19, 2007. © Cape Times 2007. All rights reserved.

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Old November 20th, 2007, 01:57 PM   #4
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Lmao this will be a loooong wait.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 02:04 PM   #5
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Lmao this will be a loooong wait.
im more excited about the R300 million being spent pre 2010!
major work of the post 2010 phase on the station will be the priority with private developments coming on board after that. there is a graphic in the cape times.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 08:39 AM   #6
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Get us the graphic Mo.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 06:13 PM   #7
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Cape Town Station 2010 Priority Projects


Cape Town as Host City for the FIFA Soccer World Cup 2010 will be on world stage with millions of soccer fans following matches and events around the tournament. Cape Town Station is the heart of the Inner City of Cape Town and will be the gateway to the City for scores of visitors and locals.

The 2010 Cape Town Station Priority Projects are set to fulfill the development needs to prepare Cape Town Station for this event.

As central transport interchange and information hub Cape Town Station will present itself as welcoming public location for all guests and citizens. It will be an attractive and inspiring environment which is exciting and easy to use.

Therefore the immediate aim of the implementation of 2010 priority projects is to improve operational effectiveness, information management, safety & security as well as the spatial experience of Cape Town Station.
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Cape Town Station is the busiest rail station in the metropolitan rail network and regarded as the heart of Cape Town. It is also an interchange for a number of other modes of transport including minibus taxis, long distance bus services, metered taxis and commuter busses (immediately adjacent). It is critically located between the Civic Centre, the Castle, the Grand Parade, Adderley Street and the Culemborg Area. However the current station complex dates back to the early Sixties, and its structure is reflective of grand apartheid. The station complex is in urgent need of redevelopment so as to accommodate the changing transportation requirements, reclaim its role as a significant public space in Cape Town and contribute to 2010 World Cup effort.

The South African Rail Commuter Corporation has initiated the revitalization of Cape Town Station as part of their Passenger Rail Turn-around Strategy and will also include initiatives to support South Africa's hosting of the 2010 World Cup Soccer Tournament.

The project will:

* Reframe the role of Cape Town Station, once an icon of apartheid to become a vibrant and dignified public transport hub at the heart of Cape Town
* Re-organise the Station where necessary to achieve operational effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability
* Revitalise the Cape Town CBD with a fresh facility that will be a catalyst to further renewal and investment in the city
* Renew confidence in passenger rail, through establishing a new service paradigm that will draw people back to public transport
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Old January 12th, 2008, 12:07 AM   #13
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man this reminds of the days when i'd jump onto a free train ride with my mates on saturdays to town from claremont but i would love to see the station upgraded its got alot of potential
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:03 AM   #14
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R300 million upgrade for Cape Town station

February 20, 2008 Edition 2

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THE city's train lines may go underground.

The proposal is being considered as part of 15-year project to upgrade the station precinct and would involve lowering the railway lines by two floors to free up more than a million square metres of space a move that would double the size of the central city, Andrew Boraine, chief executive of the Cape Town Partnership (CTP), said yesterday.

Under this proposal the train lines would be sunk between Cape Town and Woodstock.

Also on the cards is a R300-million revamp of Cape Town station.

Boraine said work was expected to start on the station deck upgrade as well as on the grand Parade within the next four months.

The parade will be resurfaced and relit ahead of 2010. There are also plans to formalise trading on the parade.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #15
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It is a wonderful idea to go subterranean between Cape Town and Woodstock / Esplanade.... But I'm with you there... IT'LL NEVER HAPPEN.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 12:42 PM   #16
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Well, we keep hearing about the station upgrade, the station upgrade... now we sit about 800days from 2010 kick-off... and still no plans available, no rendering, no project proposal available? Hmmm... if they can't get this done... you're right, how can we believe they'll bury kilometres of our rail network?
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Old February 20th, 2008, 01:02 PM   #17
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well the imbokodo (gautrain tunnel machine) should come to cape town to create tunnels for the freeway in the cbd, and the underground rail.

i dont think we'll see any major work at the station but R300 million is quite a bit of money.
the central terminal of ctia is built from scratch for R900 million so R300 million should make some difference.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 01:36 PM   #19
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I got this reply

"Dear xxxx



It is difficult for me to forward your email to the relevant person because you not say which company you from and why you need the upgraded images of Cape Town Station.

Otherwise I am more that willing to help you with the information requested.





Kind Regards"

which company should i say im from?
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