The MyCiti N2 Express bus service has officially resumed operations on Saturday, 19 February.
The service was suspended at the end of May 2019.
The resumption comes after a new operating contract was signed with the N2 Company.
The Express bus service operates between Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha and the Cape Town CBD.
Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis partook in the festivities and joined passengers on a trip to the CBD.
The City of Cape Town will, over a period of four weeks, gradually add more buses to the routes as more commuters return to the service.
The intention is to have the whole fleet of 34 buses operational by 19 March 2022.
Read more here.
It was such a great joy to be on the first MyCiti N2 Express trip today to Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain. The service is back up and running. Help us spread the word so more Capetonians know they can now make use of it. pic.twitter.com/d7VrbbWA38
— Geordin Hill-Lewis (@geordinhl) February 19, 2022
The City of Cape Town has confirmed that MyCiTi buses will return to Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha next month. More than 6 000 commuters from Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha will benefit from the N2 Express service – it was suspended on 31 May 2019.
At its last meeting for the year in 2021, the City Council unanimously approved the Transport Directorate’s request to grant the N2 Company the right to use and manage the 34 City-owned buses to provide the N2 Express service.
Mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis said: “This is very important progress, and great for the city. We look forward to seeing the N2 Express service up and running as soon as possible. Capetonians urgently need safe, affordable and reliable public transport. With the return of the N2 Express service thousands of commuters from Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha will be able to board the blue MyCiTi buses to the Cape Town CBD. I want to thank the N2 Company, our partners who will be operating the service. Thank you for your commitment to return the service to commuters from the metro-south east. I also want to commend the City officials for their dedication and hard work leading up to the signing of the contract.”
The City of Cape Town also confirmed that it will be assessing the bus shelters along the four routes in Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha for urgent maintenance and repairs. Many of the shelters have been vandalised or stripped by thieves during the time that the service was suspended.
Once operational, the N2 Express service will again operate along four MyCiTi routes in Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha:
• D01 between Khayelitsha East and the Civic Centre
• D02 between Khayelitsha West and the Civic Centre
• D03 between Mitchells Plain East and the Civic Centre; and
• D04 between Kapteinsklip, the Mitchells Plain Town Centre and the Civic Centre
The buses will travel to the Civic Centre station in the Cape Town CBD via the N2 freeway.