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MyCiTi fares set to drop

Consumers are used to prices going up rather than down, but come Wednesday 1 July, MyCiTi commuters will pay less for their transport. Earlier this month, mayor Dan Plato announced that a reduction in MyCiTi rates would kick in with the start of the new financial year. “MyCiTi commuters will travel for less while we are bracing for the financial impact of Covid-19,” Plato said.

Mayco member for transport Felicity Purchase explained that the reduction was possible due to fuel prices dropping significantly as a result of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the slowdown of economies and the subsequent drop in demand for fuel worldwide.

“The tariff conditions for the MyCiTi service determine that, should the fuel price drop below R11.23 per litre for diesel at the coast in the month of May, then we can pass on these savings to the commuters as from 1 July. This is possible because of the operational savings in fuel costs,” Purchase said.

As from 1 July, commuters will benefit from the following savings: reduced fares for Mover points in the peak and off-peak travelling period; monthly pass reduced from R850 to R790; a reduction in the price of one-, three- and seven-day passes; distance-based decreases for standard fare. Purchase said commuters travelling in the peak hour periods in particular, would pay less from For example, those travelling from Atlantis to the Adderley station in Cape Town currently pay R27.90 for a one-way journey on Mover, but as from 1 July they will pay R24.40 for the same journey. This is a saving of R3.50 one-way or R7 for a return trip. The standard fare for the peak-hour period has also been reduced. For example, travellers from Atlantis will save R10.30 for a one-way journey to the Adderley station as this fare has been reduced from R39.60 to R29.30.

The approved tariffs also provide that should the fuel price increase significantly within the next financial year and remain high, the City may need to adjust the fares accordingly.

V Visit the MyCiTi website on www.myciti.org.za for regular updates.

Consumers are used to prices going up rather than down, but come Wednesday 1 July, MyCiTi commuters will pay less for their transport.

Earlier this month, mayor Dan Plato announced that a reduction in MyCiTi rates would kick in with the start of the new financial year. “MyCiTi commuters will travel for less while we are bracing for the financial impact of Covid-19,” Plato said.

Mayco member for transport Felicity Purchase explained that the reduction was possible due to fuel prices dropping significantly as a result of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the slowdown of economies and the subsequent drop in demand for fuel worldwide.

“The tariff conditions for the MyCiTi service determine that, should the fuel price drop below R11.23 per litre for diesel at the coast in the month of May, then we can pass on these savings to the commuters as from 1 July. This is possible because of the operational savings in fuel costs in running the MyCiTi service,” Purchase said.

As from 1 July, commuters will benefit from the following savings:

  • Reduced fares for Mover points in the peak and off-peak travelling period.
  • Monthly pass reduced from R850 to R790.
  • A reduction in the price of one-, three- and seven-day passes.
  • Distance-based decreases for standard fare.

Purchase said this meant that commuters travelling in the peak hour periods in particular, would pay less from 1 July.

For example, those travelling from Atlantis to the Adderley station in Cape Town currently pay R27.90 for a one-way journey on Mover, but as from 1 July they will pay R24.40 for the same journey.

This is a saving of R3.50 one-way or R7 for a return trip.

“If one considers there are on average 21 working days in a month, MyCiTi commuters from Atlantis could save up to R147 per month with Mover points,” said Purchase.

The standard fare for the peak-hour period has also been reduced. For example, travellers from Atlantis will save R10.30 for a one-way journey to the Adderley station as this fare has been reduced from R39.60 to R29.30.

“This is a saving of R20.60 for a return trip. Again, should you use the standard fare and travel from Atlantis to the Cape Town CBD, you could save nearly R433 per month when you travel in the peak-hour period,” she said.

The approved tariffs also provide that should the fuel price increase significantly within the next financial year and remain high, the City may need to adjust the fares accordingly.

“However, for now commuters will greatly benefit from the savings and I encourage those who have access to the MyCiTi service to buy a myconnect card and to load the product best suited to their needs and personal circumstances,” said Purchase.

  • Visit the MyCiTi website on www.myciti.org.za for regular updates; use the MyCiTi app or call the Transport Information Centre on 0800 656 463.

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