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Digital Subscriptions > Cities Today > March 2019 > Getting transport back on track

Getting transport back on track

Jonathan Andrews reports from Cape Town as the city prepares to undertake the second phase of its BRT expansion
Photo: Gilbert Sopakuwa
Gershwin Fortune, Acting Commissioner of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority
Photo: JA

Fortune sees rail as a backbone of the city’s transport into which other networks–such as Cape Town’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system MyCiTi–can feed

Two years ago Gershwin Fortune bought his house in Thornton, a leafy suburb in the south of Cape Town, specifically because it was next to a train station.

“I can see [the station] from my house and from there I should be 20 minutes to everywhere I need to be,” he says.

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