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May 28, 2010

Cape Town airport shuttle operational from tomorrow

cape town bus

Photo courtesy mikkelz

A shuttle bus that will operate between Cape Town International Airport and the Civic Centre station in Hertzog Boulevard will begin operating tomorrow.

Tickets are R50 (cash only) and are available at both stations. The service will operate 24 hours a day from June 6 until July 11 and between 04h00 and 23h00 otherwise.

Buses will leave every ten minutes, between 04h00 and 21h00 and every 15 minutes thereafter. On Cape Town match days during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, departures will be more frequent.

Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato, yesterday officially opened the city’s R160-million state of the art Transport Management Centre (TMC). According to a City of Cape Town press release, this is the first integrated public transport, traffic and safety and security management centre in South Africa and also one of the first of its kind in the world.

The TMC, a 2010 FIFA World Cup TM legacy project, will bring together services such as Freeway Management, Urban Traffic Control, Transport Information Centre, Integrated Rapid Transit, Traffic Services and Metro Police to function side-by-side in one operational environment designed and built to meet and exceed world standards.

The City of Cape Town’s Transport Information Centre (TIC) is a 24-hour, seven day a week service that provides residents and visitors with information on public transport in Cape Town. It focuses on routes, schedules, ticket prices, ticket outlets and locations of interchanges, ranks and park-and-ride facilities.

Calls can be made free of charge from a land line, or pay phone, to 0800 65 64 63.

The TIC also attends to all the feedback for Cape Metrorail, Golden Arrow Bus Services, Park-and-Ride facilities, Dial-a-Ride public transport and kerbside parking management.

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