New Cape Town Transport Routes Planned
MyCiTi keeps Cape Town on the Move
A number of new Cape Town transport routes are in the works, with the National Treasury allocating R1.4 billion to the City of Cape Town for prioritised MyCiTi routes and a rail corridor.
The new transport routes and rail corridor are expected to cater for five times the number of passengers that currently use the network.
Speaking at the “city meets business” symposium, mayoral committee member for transport, Brett Herron, spoke about plans for a single transport system that would allow for seamless travel between different transport models.
Along with the extension of the Saxdown Road near Bardale Village Kuilsriver, the proposed plans will play a major role in streamlining traffic.
Let’s discuss the five new Cape Town transport routes and the rail corridor that have been given the go-ahead.
MyCiTi Corridor Routes
According to Brett Herron, the five new MyCiTi corridor routes, as well as the Blue Downs rail corridor are expected to roll-out within the next 15 years.
Within the plan, the following MyCiTi corridors are prioritised:
- Connecting Wynberg and Khayelitsha.
- Connecting Mitchell’s Plain and Claremont.
- Connecting Khayelitsha and Century City.
- The Klipfontein Road corridor connecting Mitchell’s Plain and the city CBD.
- The Symphony Way corridor connecting Mitchell’s Plain and Durbanville.
“We want to have the five new MyCiTi corridors fully operational by 2032,” said Herron. “This may sound far off, but the scale and reach of these routes is significantly bigger in comparison with the existing MyCiTi network.”
The plan aims to connect some of the most disadvantaged communities to five major destinations.
These include the Cape Town CBD, Bellville, Claremont, Wynberg and Century City.
Blue Downs Rail Corridor
The Blue Downs rail corridor will be made up of a double-track train link of about 9km.
This will be undertaken by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).
The rail corridor will stretch between Nolungile Station in Khayelitsha and Kuils River Station.
It will bring about 3 new stations in between, namely Mfuleni, Blue Downs and Wimbledon.
In determining which Cape Town transport routes to prioritise, officials considered areas where:
- The largest number of residents would benefit from the roll-out;
- The amount of time that passengers would save by travelling on a dedicated rapid transit route instead of using public transport in mixed traffic;
- Integration opportunities along routes where commuters have easy access to different modes of transport, such as trains;
- Number of commuters currently travelling in private cars that could shift to public transport; and
- The percentage of low-income households that the routes would serve.
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