Yesterday, Transport for Cape Town launched a new colour coded way-finding signage system to make public transport easier and faster in the city of Cape Town. The Mitchell’s Plain public transport interchange will be the first transport node where the new signage system will be used – in preparation for the MyCiTi station that is currently being built to accommodate the N2 Express service (more on this near the end of this article).
Different colours have been given to different transportation modes:
- Red designates a public transport interchange
- Black designates train services
- Purple designates Bus Rapid Transit / MyCiTi
- Blue designates bus services
- Pink designates minibus-taxis
- Orange designates metered taxis
- Green designates non-motorised transport such as bicycle routes
More from the official press release:
Mitchells Plain’s residents are the first to benefit from the new signage which consists of transport totems, directional finger boards, map and information panels, and information boards. The totems provide a full listing of the operational transport facilities within the relevant Mitchells Plain PTI precinct and will direct commuters at various terminuses to the different public transport modes. Over time, this will be rolled out across the city, not only during the upgrading of other public transport interchanges, but to all the places where people move throughout the city.
It also was announced that the MyCiTi N2 Express Service that will link up Mitchell’s Plain with the CBD, is aiming to launch Saturday, 5 July 2014. This service will not replace currently public transport services, such as Metrorail trains, Golden Arrow buses and minibus-taxis, but will offer an alternative to commuters until new rail stock arrives in 2015/2016 to alleviate supply issues with the rail network. More can be read here on the N2 Express Service.
More information on the City of Cape Town / Transport for Cape Town launching of the colour-coded signage system can be read here.