City seeks interim operator for N2 Express service

South Africa - Cape Town - 03 June 2019 - Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain are not getting the bus service from MyCiti bus service. This was caused by the contractual problems between the City of Cape Town and SANTACO. Photograph: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)
The City of Cape Town has revealed that the N2 Express Company shareholders have failed to meet the deadline for the service to be reinstated on Saturday September 28.

As the next step, the City will advertise a request for quotation (RFQ) calling on vehicle operating companies to submit bids for operating the N2 Express service between Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha and the Cape Town central business district (CBD) on an interim basis.

The City says the interim service provider will operate the four N2 Express routes until they have appointed a permanent vehicle operating company to provide the N2 Express service for a five year period.

Mayoral committee member for transport, Felicity Purchase, said: “I’m terribly disappointed that the shareholders of the N2 Express Company failed to reach an internal agreement on the way forward.”

The N2 Express service was suspended at the end of May.

MyCiTi commuters have been forced to use alternative means of transport.