Cen­tury City a stop on road to the fu­ture

Myciti trunk sta­tion to link with routes to Ta­ble View and Mon­tague Gar­dens

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY -

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.

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