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February 21, 2012

Cape Town Tourism and Metrorail clean up Newlands Station – Photos

Cape Town Tourism\'s Gadijah Darries and Coleen van Staden with Metrorail marketing and promotions manager Daphne Kayster.

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:

Chelene Wigget of Cape Town Tourism digs in ahead of planting shrubs at the Newlands Station.

Events coordinator Fatima Borez shows off her painting skills during the clean-up operation.

Mounting posters in wooden frames to beautify the outer walls of the station was just one of the restoration projects.

The new plants will add beauty to the station.

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