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MyCiti kicks R4.7bn phase two project into gear

The City of Cape Town’s mayoral committee has given the green light to the construction of bus stations for Phase 2 of its MyCiTi bus service.

The total estimated cost for all infrastructure of Phase 2 is R4.7 billion, explains the City's Brett Herron.

Herron says that there will be two trunk routes between Mitchells Plain and Claremont, and Strandfontein and Ottery.

The next phase connects the metro South East (near Khayelitsha) and travels through to the Southern Suburbs.

Brett Herron, MayCo member for Transport

The full implementation of phase 2 will only be fully complete by 2021, Herron explains.

We may see some services starting to operate while we continue to construct, but the full roll out is about five years away.

Brett Herron, MayCo member for Transport

According to Herron, there will be two main trunk routes, with a bus operating every minute in the peak period.

The trunk routes will serve about 34 residential communities along the way, and there will be a feeder bus for each of those communities.

Brett Herron, MayCo member for Transport

Officials will also work to integrate existing transport services into the feeder bus network.

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