Wheelchair Accessible Public Transportation in Cape Town, South Africa – Wheelchair Travel

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Cape Town Public Transportation

Public transportation in Cape Town consists of the MyCiti bus service and the Metrorail suburban and commuter train service. During my time in Cape Town, I decided not to leave Cape Town and its closest surrounding cities, and thus had no reason to ride Metrorail. While I can comment on the accessibility of the city bus service, I have no accessibility information for Metrorail.

Wheelchair Accessible MyCiti Bus

MyCiti is bus rapid transit system that has operated in Cape Town since 2010. It was designed to be universally accessible to people with disabilities, wheelchair users, the elderly and parents with baby strollers.

MyCiti bus at the Cape Town International Airport station.

The system consists of 40 routes, 41 stations and more than 600 bus stops. Buses are primarily low-floor, but some express routes utilize high-floor buses. Every bus, whether low- or high-floor, has a system of ramps to permit barrier-free entry for wheelchair users.

Fare gates at MyCiti bus station.

MyCiti bus at station with ramp extended.

The 41 MyCiti stations are located in high demand areas, with many stations serving as connection points between multiple bus routes. Stations [...]

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