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Old May 24th, 2011, 12:26 PM   #41
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Paarden Eiland Station - Next is Section, Vrystaat, etc


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Many cyclists hopped on and off the busses at different stops
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Old May 24th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #42
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Looks nice! How the impressions of the system? Does it work well? Whats the ridership?
So far so good. The system went live before the 2010 FIFA World Cup as Cape Town was one of the Host Cities. At the time, the service only offered from Civic station in the CBD to the Airport, Stadium stations and an inner city service.

The service recently re-launched and now offers many more destinations including a trunk route which stretches out along the west coast. While it's still new, the biggest attraction is that it's safe and affordable to everyone. As the system continues to expand, more destinations will become available and ridership numbers will increase.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 11:14 PM   #43
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Too bad I haven't seen it when I was in Cape Town in February this year! I have only seen the deserted station building near V&A Waterfront and wondered what it was. And no sign of it at the airport.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 11:50 PM   #44
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All 'deserted stations' have now been activated and are in use, with more currently under construction. Stations are also to be built at the V&A Waterfront.

The airport station is located in front of the central terminal building, and is also in use.
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Costs R5.00 to go on the inner city service, or to the waterfront

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Old August 29th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #45
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System working well and expanding. 236 000 passenger trips recorded for the month of July.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 12:45 AM   #46
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So how many km of the IRT are now in service?
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Old August 30th, 2011, 06:42 AM   #47
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System working well and expanding. 236 000 passenger trips recorded for the month of July.
As I said on the South African forums - very impressive patronage. Have you been on the system? Are you finding that it is used by all walks of life or is there still an obvious segregation between the wealthy and their cars and the poor and public transport?
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Old August 30th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #48
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So how many km of the IRT are now in service?
18km from City to West Coast - Dedicated Lanes
16km from City to Airport - Non-dedicated
Inner City Service expanded in 2012 to CBD, Salt River, Hout Bay and Camps Bay.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 10:36 PM   #49
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As I said on the South African forums - very impressive patronage. Have you been on the system? Are you finding that it is used by all walks of life or is there still an obvious segregation between the wealthy and their cars and the poor and public transport?
I have made use of it. The system is being used by people from different social and economic backgrounds. More will however benefit as the service expands.

This system costs the same or is usually cheaper to use then what a regular bus or taxi would cost. It is safe, clean, and reliable.

In terms of what the service has done in the property sector, real estate agents have already reported a spike in property value in the areas connected to the service.

I think that as more people decide to try it out, and as new routes become available early 2012, ridership figures will increase drastically.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 10:50 PM   #50
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We are working towards this by mid 2012. This excludes the current 18km West Coast
route (currently being extended) and the 16km Airport route.

*The Orange route stretches about 20km+ around the mountain.

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In July, construction will begin on stops and stations for the nine permanent feeder routes in the city bowl area. The routes are expected to start operating next year, but are dependent on the availability of the feeder buses. Various bus stops, shelters and stations will be built, but this depends on conditions at individual sites.


There will be four closed stations on inner-city routes. These will be built at major junctions between routes to allow passengers to transfer comfortably between services. The Stations will be located at Adderley Street, Gardens, Queens Beach and Civic Centre. They will vary in size, depending on anticipated passenger demand. Different smaller buses will be used, and will have low floors to accommodate access for all passengers, including those in wheelchairs, as well as bicycles and prams.

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Old September 18th, 2011, 02:15 PM   #51
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While some stations will have the 'glass box' design, smaller feeder stops will look like this.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 07:00 PM   #52
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Another recently completed station.

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Old November 27th, 2011, 05:41 PM   #53
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Passenger numbers are growing and the service is expanding.

190 Feeder buses have been ordered.
Each of the nine meter buses will seat 50 people.

The buses will be assembled locally, and will start being delivered and put to service mid 2012.
Paper tickets are being phased out. A new smart card system is being implemented.

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Old November 27th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #54
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How many of these Brazilian Marcopolo busses operate in the system?



Were they imported from Brazil or does Marcopolo manufacture them in South Africa?
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Old February 17th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #55
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In December management introduced a trial period for using smart cards instead of paper tickets.

Last month the trial period came to an end, and the smart card system has since been fully implemented on all available routes, replacing paper tickets.

Construction of additional bus lanes and stations continue.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 07:21 PM   #56
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More stations nearing completion at the IRT hub.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 04:20 PM   #58
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Love it! hopefully, PRASA will let the city take over the rail system and make it work!
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Old May 29th, 2012, 05:00 PM   #59
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City launches first branded 9metre MyCiTi feeder buses

The City of Cape Town will on Wednesday 30 May 2012 introduce its first custom-built nine-metre feeder bus in its special MyCiTi livery. The buses will augment the existing MyCiTi fleet and allow the City to add more routes to its unfolding service.

The bus is one of 190 being assembled locally in Epping, by Busmark 2000. The nine-metre bus – the Optare Solo – is a low floor bus and is shorter than the existing buses in the MyCiTi fleet, to make it easier to manoeuvre in residential areas.

Busmark started kitting out its new factory just two months ago, and work is progressing fast. The first few buses have just been finished and 30 are planned to be assembled by end of June. Approximately 20 buses will be assembled per month until all the buses are available.
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