New sta­tion for lo­cal taxis

Cape Times - - METRO -

MINIBUS taxis serv­ing lo­cal des­ti­na­tions will op­er­ate from the Grand Pa­rade as from Wed­nes­day as the Sta­tion Deck minibus-taxi fa­cil­ity in (CBD) will be tem­po­rar­ily closed for main­te­nance and re­pairs.

The City said it would now in­vest about R2 mil­lion to im­prove the fa­cil­i­ties at the Sta­tion Deck.

This will af­fect some traders and re­tail out­lets for a lim­ited pe­riod.

Trans­port may­oral com­mit­tee mem­ber Felic­ity Pur­chase said the Sta­tion Deck taxi rank dated back to 1996 when the roof­s­cape of the Cape Town sta­tion was used as a mini­bus­taxi rank for the first time.

“It’s one of the City’s busiest trans­port fa­cil­i­ties and thou­sands of com­muters dis­em­bark or fetch minibus-taxis from this rank.

“Given the traf­fic and the num­ber of com­muters this rank ac­com­mo­dates ev­ery day, it has reached a point where we must un­der­take ur­gent re­pair and re­fur­bish­ment work,” she said.

Main­te­nance teams will paint the build­ings and road mark­ings, re­pair the light­ing, re­pair pot­holes and cracks in the roads and side­walks, and re­store the desti­na­tion boards to as­sist com­muters.

“Long-dis­tance taxi ser­vices won’t be af­fected.”

Com­muters can con­tact the Trans­port In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre on 0800 65 64 63 for in­for­ma­tion dur­ing the main­te­nance. |

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