The City of Cape Town plans to extend its rapidly expanding MyCiTi bus rapid transport route through the southern suburbs of Plumstead and Wynberg to connect parts of Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha to the bustling Wynberg business district. This forms part of the R4.1 billion Phase 2 of the MyCiTi bus system.
The Lansdowne/Wetton Corridor will provide residents from Khayelitsha to Philippi, Nyanga to Gugulethu, Mitchells Plain to Hanover Park, Wynberg and Claremont with a direct, efficient and scheduled public transport service.The two interconnecting trunk routes that will form the ‘spine’ of the Lansdowne/Wetton Corridor will cover a distance of 53 km, connecting residents from 35 communities along the way.
- Route number: T11
- Route name: Wynberg – Lansdowne – Khayelitsha
- Wynberg Station access, Main Rd/Brodie Rd couplet, South Rd new carriageway, Ottery Rd, Strandfontein Rd, Govan Mbeki Dr (M9),Jeff Masemola Rd, Spine Rd, Walter Sisulu Rd, Khayelitsha Station access, Steve Biko Rd, Govan Mbeki Rd, Oscar Mpetha Rd, Mew Way, Baden Powell Dr, Walter Sizulu Rd, Chris Hani Station terminus.
The city started buying up properties in the road reserve of the proposed South Road scheme in Plumstead several years ago. It is estimated that as many as 1.4-million people will benefit from more direct access to the city, opening a range of economic opportunities.
- It is anticipated that for the interconnected portion of the corridor along Govan Mbeki Road (between Stock and Strandfontein Roads/Jan Smuts Drive), the uptake could be as high as 14 000 on-board passengers during the morning peak hour.
- The projected number of on-board passengers from the metro south-east in the direction of Wynberg and Claremont only, and during the morning peak hour, is 7 600. Read about the 2032 transport plan here and the full article here