Displaced minibus-taxis to relocate to Foreshore

South Africa - Cape Town - 24 June 2019 - Subsequent to the revamp of the Station Deck minibus-taxi facility earlier this year, the Citys Transport Directorate recently decorated the area with some colourful murals. Approximately 200 000 people from commuters, to pedestrians, traders, and minibus-taxi operators use the Station Deck facility in the Cape Town central business district on any given weekday. The new jersey barriers that are used to divert and direct the movement of minibus-taxis within the facility are stark concrete obstacles. As such, the idea was proposed for artwork to turn the barriers into colourful dividers that will assist in creating a more welcoming environment for those who frequent this area above the Cape Town Station. Construction Co., the same contractor who was involved with the upgrade of the Station Deck Precinct, painted the murals as part of the external paintwork at the facility. Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA)
The City of Cape Town has announced that minibus-taxi operators, who have been displaced from the Station Deck facility, will be moved to an alternative remote holding area next month.

The site is situated on the harbour side between DF Malan and Christiaan Barnard Streets and borders on FW de Klerk Boulevard.

Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Felicity Purchase, said: “Work is underway to convert this site under the freeway bridge into a temporary holding facility to accommodate approximately 270 minibus-taxis. The work includes the flattening of the parking surface, dropping of kerbs to provide access and exit points, the installation of guardrails along FW de Klerk Boulevard, and the installation of road signs and temporary water and sanitation services.”

If everything goes according to plan, taxis move to the new site at 9:30am on Monday November 4.