MyCiTi stations to reopen to meet demand, says City

The MyCiTi bus service will start servicing Grey and Neptune bus stations again.

The City says it will be reopening MyCiTi’s Grey and Neptune stations owing to high demand.

Neptune Station in Paarden Eiland and Grey Station in Table View will reopen on Saturday May 14, according to mayoral committee member for urban mobility Rob Quintas.

The stations service the part of the T01 trunk route operating between the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town Civic Centre, Table View and Dunoon, with over 18 stops along the way.

The stations were closed at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 to manage the service and save costs.

Daily, buses on this route stop every six to seven minutes at Neptune and Grey stations during peak hours, between 6.45am and 8am and 4.15pm and 5.30pm, and about every 12 minutes during off-peak hours, according to Mr Quintas.

The City had decided to reopen the stations, he said, after the sate of disaster regulations had been lifted and a study had confirmed there was sufficient passenger demand.

“We are seeing an increasing demand for the MyCiTi bus service and believe that this will continue to grow, especially given the cost of petrol,” Mr Quintas said.

“I am happy that the residents close to the Grey Station and the workers situated close to the Neptune Station will now have easy access to these MyCiTi stations again without having to walk too far, especially ahead of the winter.”

The first bus stops at the stations shortly after 5am and the last bus ride is between 10pm and 11pm.

In a recent letter to Tabletalk, Achmat Tassiem, of Flamingo Vlei, complained that the closure of Grey Station was a blow to elderly passengers coming from a nearby retirement village as they had to walk for half an hour to reach Table View Station or pay extra taxi fare (“Closed MyCiTi station to reopen,” Tabletalk, April 13).

Passengers can download the MyCiTi app or visit www.myciti.org.za to plan journeys and receive updates on the location of the buses. Or call the City’s Transport Information Centre at 0800 65 64 63 for queries.