2016 CESA AON Engineering Excellence Awards: Commendation for the Century City “MyCiTi” IRPTN Station
The Century City MyCiTi bus station is an innovative bus terminal situated within an existing, busy public transport interchange. The new terminal station provides seamless integration with existing bus and taxi public transport operations, private vehicle parking areas and pedestrian network.
This project is the largest private sector investment in public transport infrastructure in the Western Cape to date, according to the Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille. The success of the project is the result of close collaboration between Rabie Property Group, Transport for Cape Town and the City of Cape Town as MyCiTi operator. HHO Africa provided leadership to a full, multi-disciplinary professional team to deliver an efficient, integrated public transport facility within budget and on time.
The interchange had to fit onto an existing, fully operational public transport interchange on a severely constrained site. The unconventional platforms had to be specially tailored to suit the site without compromising operational efficiency, or disrupting existing operations.
The project delivered high quality infrastructure, which integrates perfectly with traditional modes of public transport and provides increased interchange efficiency. Attention to such details as universal access ensures that the Century City MyCiTi bus station is accessible to all citizens who can now enjoy the benefits of low cost, high quality, reliable and efficient public transport.