Integrated transport system planned for CT

The City of Cape Town has revealed a long term strategy to combine bus and train services under one system.

The MyCiti Bus service has been extended till midnight tonight to accommodate beach goers. Masa Kekana/EWN

CAPE TOWN - An integrated public transport service for Cape Town is among the solutions to traffic gridlock being touted at a congestion summit being held in the city.

The City of Cape Town has revealed a long term strategy to combine bus and train services under one ticketing system in an attempt to streamline the inner-city commute.

Over the next five years, the Municipality will spend R750 million to try and alleviate traffic snarl ups and to improve public transport.

The City's Brett Herron said, "The idea is as Golden Arrow renews their fleet and when Metrorail improves their services over the next few years, our residents will start to see the public transport network as one network.

"And when we introduce the ticketing and an aligned timetable, commuters will really be able to travel from one part of the city to the other on a MyCiti network."