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The MyCiTi Table Mountain service (Route 110) was introduced to provide a high quality public transport service to Table Mountain and the surrounding area, and secondly to improve public access to this great tourist attraction.
Counting amongst the 8 086 passengers who have utilised this service during July and August 2014, are tourists, local residents and employees of the Table Mountain National Park and the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC).
‘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 the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.
Whether you are from Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha, Paris or Johannesburg, this service provides easy, affordable and convenient access to one of Cape Town’s main attractions. Furthermore the service assists in alleviating the parking and traffic congestion on Tafelberg Road, especially over weekends and during the tourist season.
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 can disembark at the Lower Tafelberg stop situated at the Kloof Nek Road/Tafelberg Road intersection. From there, visitors should transfer to the Table Mountain service by crossing Kloof Nek Road, using the new signalised pedestrian crossing, and board the Route 110-bus to the Upper Tafelberg stop and disembark at the cableway station.
The same applies to passengers who are departing from the cableway station who will embark at the Upper Tafelberg stop and transfer to MyCiTi Route 106 or Route 107 at the Lower Tafelberg stop at the Kloof Nek Road/Tafelberg Road intersection.
Passengers can expect a bus on the Table Mountain service every 15 or 20 minutes, with the summer service commencing at 07:00 and the last bus departing from the Lower Cable station at 19:00.
Importantly, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC), which operates the cable car, co-funds this service by payment of a tariff-linked contribution to lengthen the hours for which the service is provided. This contribution is also aimed at addressing the City’s risk regarding the running of services during periods that the cable car is closed due to inclement weather.
According to Transport for Cape Town’s latest verified statistics, up to 2 771 passengers travelled to and from the Lower Tafelberg stop during July 2014, and this figure has escalated to 5 315 during August 2014.