New station for local taxis
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. |