Single trip cards selling like hotcakes

A total of 1 186 single trip tickets to the value of R66 450 have been sold within the first two weeks of the launch of this product on 18 October 2014. Furthermore, another 1 875 tickets to the value of R97 400 have been sold at our MyCiTi station kiosks and at the kiosk at the Cape Town International Airport during November 2014.

The single trip card is ideal for visitors or residents who do not have a myconnect card and only want to make use of the MyCiTi bus service once to travel from point-A to point-B.

‘These cards make it more convenient and easy for those who are unaccustomed to the MyCiTi service. However, for those who intend to use the service more than once, the most affordable option is still to buy a myconnect card and to load Mover Points onto the card,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.

A single trip card costs R30 and cards for journeys connecting with the airport cost R75 each. The cards are on sale at the kiosks at the MyCiTi stations across the city.  

Single trip cards are valid for one journey, including transfers at stops and stations. Users can benefit from such a free transfer if they tap out when they leave the station or exit a bus at a roadside stop and tap in again at any MyCiTi bus or station within 45 minutes to resume their journey, provided that less than two-and-a-half hours have passed since they first tapped in.

Those making a return journey using such a card will have to buy two single trip cards. The single trip card is valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority, has also seen a significant increase in the number of commuters making use of the MyCiTi service since the roll-out of the N2 Express routes to Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha and the Table Mountain service in July this year.

‘The monthly passenger journeys recorded on the MyCiTi service increased from 1 075 271 at the end of June 2014 to 1 394 254 (nearly 1,4 million journeys) at the end of October 2014 – an increase of 30%. These figures once again confirm that the MyCiTi service is on the right track and that the demand for this world-class public transport service is steadily growing,’ said Councillor Herron.

The MyCiTi Table Mountain service (Route 110) was introduced to provide a high quality public transport service to Table Mountain and the surrounding area, as well as to improve public access to this great tourist attraction.

‘This service is not aimed at tourists only; it also makes it easier for our local residents – especially those who are living on the periphery of the city and far away from social amenities – to visit Table Mountain, whether to see the views from Tafelberg Road, to hike on the mountain, or to take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain,’ said Councillor Herron.

Visitors to Table Mountain should take the MyCiTi buses to Camps Bay (Route 106 or Route 107) to the top of Kloof Nek Road, where they should alight at the Kloof Nek stop. From there, visitors should walk over to the MyCiTi stop next to the Kloof Nek parking area and take the Table Mountain service (Route 110) to the Lower Cableway station. On their way back passengers should board at the Lower Cableway station, alight at Kloof Nek and transfer to MyCiTi Route 106 or Route 107. Passengers needing to cross Kloof Nek Road can now do so more safely by using the signalised pedestrian crossing.

While travelling by bus to Kloof Nek is the most convenient way, people who are travelling by car can avoid the frustration of the traffic congestion around the Lower Cableway station by parking at the Kloof Nek parking area and taking the MyCiTi bus from there to the Cableway station.

Visitors should please note that myconnect cards are not sold at the Kloof Nek stop, but at the Lower Cableway station. 

Cape Town
24 October 2016