The City of Cape Town will host a Rail Summit, with a view to developing a Rail Action Plan to be included in the five-year Comprehensive Integrated Transport Plan.
The City’s Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille; the Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Councillor Brett Herron; and the Executive Director for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Melissa Whitehead will deliver addresses at the summit.
The media are invited to attend the morning session of the summit.
Date: Friday 24 February 2012
Time: 08h00 – 13h00
Venue: Council Chamber, 6th floor, Podium Block, Civic Centre, Hertzog Boulevard
The summit seeks to:
Elicit views and perspectives from leading role-players on the immediate action agenda;
- Establish the climate for partnerships at the inter-governmental and stakeholder level;
- Facilitate the establishment of a single point of authority for integrated transport systems and operations across the city;
- Develop an Action Plan for the next five years;
- Agree upon the mandate to the City and protocols for the integration of rail- and road-based scheduled public transport.
Linking infrastructure development to social cohesion is central to city’s vision, says Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, managing director of the Cape Town Partnership. Photos courtesy of Bruce Sutherland, City of Cape Town
The recent successful launch of the new phases of the MyCiTi transport system is a further significant milestone in the development of Cape Town as a liveable city. On Monday, 9 May 2011, the West Coast sector of the MyCiTi/Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network on the R27 between the Table View and Civic Centre bus stations (or the Table View red trunk route) commenced in a pilot phase between 09h00 and 15h00 daily. On Saturday 14 May 2011, the full trunk service started operating with the buses stopping at all stations along the trunk route.
Monday 28 March 2011 sees the introduction of an extended commuter train service between Cape Town and Simon’s Town. The existing afternoon services have been supplemented with three additional trains departing from Cape Town Station.
When the fans begin to stream towards Cape Town Stadium for the much-anticipated U2 360° Tour Concert at Cape Town Stadium on February 18th, the 2.4km Fan Walk will be again activated with entertainment – this time as an integral part of the City’s rock music experience.
Cape Town’s largest public open-air event, the official switching on of the Adderley Street festive lights is to move from the Heerengracht fountain circle to the Cape Town Station forecourt due to the construction work for the MyCiTi bus inner-city routes.