Century City a stop on road to the future
Myciti trunk station to link with routes to Table View and Montague Gardens
CONSTRUCTION of a MyCiTi trunk station at Century City is to start this year and completion is set for the second quarter of next year.
The station will be a major interchange between the trunk and feeder routes of the city’s Rapid Bus Transit system.
It is to be developed at a cost of R33 million by Rabie Property Group, developers of Century City, as the next major infrastructure project for the precinct. It is to be built on the site of the Century City Public Transport Interchange.
Rabie director Colin Green says the release of bulk at Century City is linked to a number of infrastructure projects, of which the new trunk station is one.
“Just under 900 000m ² of bulk has been released and close on 750 000m² has been completed. The balance comprises projects in various stages of the planning and subdivision process,” says Green.
“The construction of the MyCiTi trunk station will preempt the release of the next tranche of bulk for Century City.
“We understand the station will in the long term be a major interchange between the trunk and feeder routes from Atlantis, Durbanville, Khayelitsha and the southern suburbs.”
Century City is well serviced by public transport, including rail with the nearby Century City Station, but the completion of the MyCiTi
‘The first bus route to come on stream will be from the Civic Centre to Table View route at Milnerton’
trunk station will add a new dimension to public transport with MyCiTi’s fast, efficient and reliable service, making Century City one of the most accessible nodes in Cape Town.
Green says that in the short to medium term, the MyCiTi service will be complemented by Golden Arrow and minibus taxi services, until the MyCiTi rollout has been completed across and throughout Cape Town.
“Fourteen feeder bus stops in Century City were completed towards the end of 2012 and construction is now well advanced on several routes that connect Dunoon to Montague Gardens and Century City.
“This will bring greater integration of the business parks and industries in Montague Gardens and the residents of Joe Slovo and Marconi Beam into the formal public transport network.”
Green says buses are scheduled to start running on several routes this year.
“The first route to come on stream will be a connection from the Civic Centre to Table View route at Milnerton along a new main route stopping at Racecourse, Royal Ascot and Omarumba stations.
“From Omarumba, a feeder service will run 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.”
ON THE BALL: Chris Blackshaw, chief executive of the Century City Property Owners’ Association, discusses the plans for the new MyCiti trunk station with Rabie Property Group director Colin Green.