Anticipating the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
With the excitement building for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon this weekend, Cape Town’s residents and commuters are preparing for extensive road closures that will impact the city’s central business district (CBD), Atlantic Seaboard, and southern suburbs.
While the marathon is a celebration of athleticism and determination, it is vital to be aware of how it will affect the city’s public transportation system.
MyCiTi Service Disruptions
As the starting gun fires on Saturday, the disruption to the MyCiTi public transport service commences. On October 14, 2023, Route 104 will be canceled from the beginning of service until 10:00 to accommodate the marathon’s early-morning runners.
Significant Changes on Sunday
Sunday, October 15, 2023, brings even more significant changes to the MyCiTi service. Route 113 is canceled for the entire day, while Routes 101, 111, 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, and 261 will remain canceled from the start of service until 13:00.
Key Stations Affected
For those reliant on the MyCiTi service, several key stations and stops will be impacted on both Saturday and Sunday.
Thibault Square, Stadium, Granger Bay, and Waterfront stations on Route T01 will be skipped in both directions from the start of service until 08:00.
On Sunday, Route 104 will be canceled from the start of service until 08:00, with further alterations from 08:00 to 14:30.
During this time, various stops and stations will be skipped in both directions, affecting commuters using Breakwater, Somerset Hospital, Granger, Mouille Point, Surrey, Lighthouse, Three Anchor Bay, Rocklands, Promenade, London, Graaf’s Pool, Boat Bay, Sea Point Pool, Cassel, and Queens Beach.
Cancellations and Skipped Stops
Routes 108 and 109 will also experience cancellations from the start of service until 08:00. From 08:00 to 13:00, these routes will skip Upper Portswood, Gallows Hill, and Alfred stops.
Planning Ahead for a Smooth Experience
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is an exciting event for both participants and spectators.
The city advises residents and commuters to plan their weekend activities considering the MyCiTi service disruptions and road closures in the CBD, Atlantic Seaboard, and southern suburbs.
Whether you are participating in the marathon or simply navigating the city during this lively weekend, staying informed about these transportation changes is essential for a smooth and enjoyable experience.