The City of Cape Town urges commuters to take note that some of the MyCiTi routes will no longer operate into the late evening. The changes will be implemented on Monday, March 1 2021.
The busiest and most popular routes such as those serving Atlantis, Table View, Melkbos and Dunoon are not affected, and will keep operating late into the evening.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is having a severe impact on commuters, and the demand for the MyCiTi service. We find that most people now prefer travelling home earlier than was the case before the pandemic hit us in March last year,” said City’s MayCo Member for Transport, Felicity Purchase.
“The City has to reprioritise spending in response to the pandemic, and as a responsible government, we are cutting costs wherever we can. Transport officials conducted an analysis of commuters’ travel patterns over the past few months and this confirmed that few people are now travelling after 8pm on most of our MyCiTi routes. We have, therefore, decided to temporarily curtail late-night trips on some of the MyCiTi routes as from 1 March 2021. This is in an effort to cut operational costs. The operating times will be adjusted once we have recovered from the pandemic, and passenger demand is up again.”
The following routes will continue to operate late into the evening as the demand for the service is still high at night:
- T01 – Dunoon, Table View, Civic Centre, V&A Waterfront
- T03 – Atlantis, Melkbosstrand, Table View, Century City
- All routes in Atlantis
- Route 261 – Century City Rail, Omuramba, Adderley
The majority of the other MyCiTi routes will stop operating between 7pm and 9pm on weekdays, and some – like those serving Hout Bay – will terminate at around 9.35pm.
Commuters are advised to visit the MyCiTi website on www.myciti.org.za; or to use the MyCiTi app for the latest time schedules. Passengers can also phone the Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63 for updates.
Some of the timetables at the bus stops are outdated, given that the Alert Levels related to COVID-19 are continuously amended by the National Government with either stricter curfew times, or the easing thereof. Thus, commuters should please confirm the timetables by either phoning the Transport Information Centre, or using the MyCiTi app or website.
“I know thousands of commuters rely on the MyCiTi service to travel to work and school. We regret these changes and the inconvenience. Passengers must please verify the time of their last bus home as we do not want anybody to be left stranded. COVID-19 is challenging us on all levels. We have to be resilient and adapt to the situation, and keep on doing what we need to do to curb the spread of the virus by wearing our masks when in public, washing or sanitising our hands often, and practicing social distancing,” Purchase added.
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