February 21, 2012
Cape Town Tourism and Metrorail clean up Newlands Station – Photos
Cape Town Tourism and Metrorail, South Africa’s premier railway service, got together for a much-needed clean-up operation at the iconic Newlands Station on Thursday February 16, 2012.
Carrying drills, posters, paintbrushes and other renovation paraphernalia, the team set to work beautifying the inner-station tunnel walls. Posters were mounted while some gorgeous plants were planted in designated areas along the platform.
Newlands is the first in a series of six stations to be spruced up along the Southern Line Tourism Route. Other stations include Observatory, Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town.
The restoration initiative was a fitting project for Responsible Tourism Week, which was held from February 13 to 17, 2012. A global online conference, Responsible Tourism Week is hosted by Planeta.com and is a five-day-long discussion about responsible tourism, conscious travel and eco-tourism.
Below are a few images of the clean-up: