The City has announced that MyCiTi routes will no longer operate into the late evening as from Monday March 1.
However, the busiest and most popular routes such as those serving Atlantis, Table View, Melkbos and Dunoon will keep operating late into the evening.
Mayoral committee member for transport, Felicity Purchase, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic is having a severe impact on commuters, and the demand for the MyCiTi service. We find that most people now prefer travelling home earlier than was the case before the pandemic hit us in March last year.
The City has to reprioritise spending in response to the pandemic, and as a responsible government, we are cutting costs wherever we can. Transport officials conducted an analysis of commuters’ travel patterns over the past few months and this confirmed that few people are now travelling after 20:00 on most of our MyCiTi routes.”
Ms Purchase added that the operating times will be adjusted once passenger demand is up again.
The following routes will continue to operate late into the the night:
T01 – Dunoon, Table View, Civic Centre, V&A Waterfront
T03 – Atlantis, Melkbosstrand, Table View, Century City. All routes in Atlantis.
Route 261 – Century City Rail, Omuramba, Adderley
The majority of the other MyCiTi routes will stop operating between 7pm and 9pm on weekdays, and some – like those serving Hout Bay – will stop at around 9:35pm.
Commuters can use the MyCiTi app for the latest time schedules. Passengers can also phone the Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63 for updates.