1 million passengers a month for MyCiTi?

The introduction of several new MyCiTi routes since November 2013 has seen an impressive 89% growth in passenger numbers, highlighting the demand for quality public transport in Cape Town.

Monthly passenger trips grew from 402 880 in November 2013 to 761 000 in February 2014. During this time, new services were launched to Melkbosstrand, Century City, Camps Bay and Hout Bay, while some minibus taxi and existing bus services were removed in these areas.

With the recent addition of the Atlantis area route and expansions into the Cape Flats likely to be built this year, will MyCiTi see over a million monthly passenger trips in 2014?

System map as at 12 April

This growth has lead to the number of buses on certain routes to be increased. The most popular routes during this four-month period were the 214 Table View route to Big Bay, the 102 Salt River service, and the 251 Century City route.

Punctuality has been identified as commuters greatest frustration with the service. The A01 Airport service, the 216 area route in Table View and the 105 route between Sea Point and the city centre were the most punctual routes, while the 101 route to Gardens and Vredehoek, the 214 route to Big Bay and the 251 route in Century City were identified as the least prompt.

As can be viewed at our visualisation of transport statistics in Cape Town, private transport is remains the most poplar option of commuting around the city. However, if the impressive passenger growth of my MyCiTi continues, it will make a dramatic impact to the transport behaviour of Capetonians.

About Rouen Smit

Future actuary working at a company based in Cape Town. Love open water swimming. Love taking public transport and feeling the city. The Future’s Bright

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  1. Lwanda Shaun Thomas

    Having Myciti bus implemented in Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain,will see it having more than 1 million passangers a month.Especially when phase 2 of the routes are launched this year.

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