Century City MyCiTi Trunk Station and new route open 1 August
Chris Blackshaw (left) CEO of the CCPOA and Colin Green of Rabie Property Group
Travelling between Century City and nodes on the West Coast will get quicker, cheaper and easier from 1 August 2015 with the rollout of a new MyCiTi trunk route, the T04 from Dunoon to Century City, and the opening of six new stations including one at Century City.
The T04 Denoon – Century City route will travel along Potsdam Road from Usasaza station via Omuramba station culminating at Century City’s new Trunk Station which was developed in the public transport interchange at a cost of R34million by the Rabie Property Group, as part of its infrastructure commitments to unlock additional development rights at Century City.
The other new stations on the route are at Refinery, Montague Gardens, Turf Club, Phoenix and Sanddrift.
For existing passengers the service means a much quicker journey between Dunoon and Century City with no transfers and a cheaper fare due to the shorter, more direct route. Currently passengers in Dunoon need to change at Table View, Sunset Beach or Racecourse stations and then again at Omuramba to reach Century City.
Dedicated red roads for the busses along the entire route will ensure a quicker journey even in heavily congested peak hours.
Busses will depart every 10 minutes over morning and evening peak periods during the week and every 20 to 30 minutes at other times including weekends.
Kiosks offering myconnect services will open at Century City, Montague Gardens, Phoenix and Sanddrift stations.
The City will be conducting a number of activations to inform commuters of the new service at certain stations and public transport interchanges over the next two weeks. These include:
- Activations at both Century City PTIs today Friday 24 July, Monday 27 July and Tuesday 28 July: Activations at both PTI’s (about 3 promoters) between 6:30am – 9:30am and 3pm – 6pm
- A card sale promotion on Wednesday 29 July & Thursday 30 July with a team selling CiTi cards with 30 mover points on for R30.
- Activations at all six stations on the new service on Saturday 1 August. This will be an awareness and educational activation where promotional items and giveaways will be handed out.
Century City has been part of the MyCiTi service since November 2013 when a feeder route was introduced from Omuramba Station to Century City which ran in mixed traffic through Montague Gardens to Century City, down Century Avenue, past the Canal Walk Shopping centre and along Sable Road to the Century City railway station.
It is envisaged that in the long term Century City will be a major interchange between the trunk and feeder routes emanating from Atlantis, Durbanville, Khayelitsha and the Southern Suburbs. The City is currently in the process of engaging with the communities where new feeder services are to be introduced.