If you’re a resident of the Atlantic Seaboard area then the thought of no minibus taxis on Sea Point Main Rd is likely to make you do a happy dance. Well according to the City of Cape Town it will happen in exactly a month from now. MyCiTi services launch on Saturday, 15 February, linking central Cape Town with Hout Bay via Main Road in Sea Point and “With the launch of the new services, Golden Arrow bus services and minibus taxis currently operating along these routes will be withdrawn.”
I won’t lie…my balls just tingled a little writing that.
I wrote last year that the prospect of a taxi free Sea Point main road was too good to be true and when it was delayed and postponed and other routes opened except that one i thought it was never gonna happen.
But here’s official word from the MyCiti website.
“The services run from Civic Centre station in the city centre along Main Road through Green Point and Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay and on to Llandudno and Hout Bay. Once in Hout Bay passengers will have a choice of two services, one running via Imizamo Yethu and the other via Hangberg.
The new services are:
108 Hout Bay – Hangberg – Sea Point – Civic Centre
109 Hout Bay – Imizamo Yethu – Sea Point – Civic Centre
“With the launch of the new services, Golden Arrow bus services and minibus taxis currently operating along these routes will be withdrawn.” [MyCiti]
Not celebrating just yet and i will reserve my slowclaps for the 15 February when i don’t see a minibs taxi, but that is some outstanding news.