Extend service of MyCiti N2 Express bus service, recommends City

The MyCiti N2 Express bus, operating between Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha and the Civic Centre, intends to extend the service to another two years.

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee, on 20 February 2024, recommended that the City extends the operating contract, until 30 June 2026


In a statement, the City says the extension has been granted until such time as the second phase of the MyCiTi bus service is operational between the metro-south east and Wynberg and Claremont. The N2 Express service consists of four routes; two from Kuyasa serving commuters from Khayelitsha East and Khayelitsha West, and another two from the Mitchells Plain Town Centre and Kapteinsklip in Mitchells Plain. The buses travel via the N2 highway to the Cape Town CBD and back.

Mayco Member for Urban Mobility, Rob Quintas, says the current contract with the N2 Express Joint Venture company that is operating the N2 Express service, expires on 30 June 2024.

‘’Given the implosion of passenger rail over the last decade, it is even more important that we provide commuters with a scheduled and affordable alternative. The intention is to keep this service operating while we are busy building the infrastructure for the implementation of Phase 2A of the MyCiTi bus service that will connect the metro-southeast with Wynberg and Claremont. If all goes as planned, some of the routes will be operational by 2026,’' said Quintas.

The Mayoral Committee’s recommendation will serve before the City’s Supply Chain Management Bid Adjudication Committee for approval in March.

Done By: Esobusi Mkangelwa


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