The City of Cape Town has allocated R65 million to the construction of a new public transport interchange (PTI) in Somerset West.

The new PTI will be constructed in the Somerset West CBD, located on two sites between Church, Andries Pretorius and Victoria streets which stretch approximately 12 000m2.

Once complete it will service 230 minibus taxis, transporting 9500 commuters to 12 different destinations: Lwandle, Macassar, Firgrove, Strand, Nomzamo, Sir Lowry’s Pass Town, Zola, Khayelitsha, Stellenbosch, Somerset West and surroundings, and Grabouw.

Golden Arrow Bus Services will also operate from the facility.

Work will be done in phases to limit the inconvenience to locals.

START DATE: Latter half of 2020

PLANNED END DATE: 2022

PROJECT STATUS: Yet to begin

INVESTMENT: R65 million

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Construction of double story ablution facilities
  • Construction of an administration room
  • Construction of an annexure room
  • Waiting areas will be roofed