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Century City train commuters drop 64%

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Date 25 October 2018

The lack of reliability of PRASA’s train service has seen the number of commuters using the Century City station plunge 64 % in the past three years and 44% over the past year.

The annual Century City Public Transport & Pedestrian Survey undertaken in September showed that  only 2818 commuters were currently using the station daily.

This compared to 5115 in 2017, 5995 in 2016 and 7835 in 2015.

This year’s survey also found that daily:

  • Numbers using the Golden Arrow Bus Service, Minibus Taxis and MyCiTi were pretty steady
  • Approximately 13 000 people are using Public Transport to Century City
  • 5295 pedestrians are entering Century City
  • 19400 pedestrians enter/leave Canal Walk

Transport Manager, Richard Mandulo, said the number of pedestrians and users of public transport were down slightly across the board this year.

“We believe this can be accredited  to the fact that some major construction projects have recently been completed and a number of planned projects, many of which form part of the Ratanga redevelopment, have as yet to commence.

“Once these get underway I am sure we will see the number of pedestrians and commuters increasing.”