The Blue Train has been an icon for 50 years on the Mouille Point Promenade. The Rotary Club of Sea Point took over the management of the blue train and park in February 2008. We have invested nearly R70000 to repair the engine and improve the surroundings. The fence is being painted, the grass has been irrigated and cut, and although there is room for much more work, the Blue Train area is a much happier place for kids to let their imaginations fly, and it’s a great place to play and have fun. We have paved an area which will soon be turned in to a tea garden.
The inner area is being upgraded. A half pipe for skateboarding is about to be introduced.
Our Club decided to take on this venture for a couple of reasons. Firstly, we believe that the train has brought a great deal of joy and fun to the children of Cape Town for a number of generations, and it would be sad to see it disappear. We have achieved this objective. The train runs every day, weather permitting (and the odd day off for maintenance).
Secondly, we believe it will generate a reasonable profit after expenses, which will help fund our worthy projects across the City. Major beneficiaries include Includid Homes for mentally challenged adults in Maitland, and Ilitha Crèche in Khayalitsha.
The Rotary Club of Sea Point invites NGOs looking after disadvantaged children to have a wonderful outing at the Blue Train.
Should you want to bring/organise a group of children, please contact Carlo Valentini to book an outing at:
Costs: We rely on the use of the train to generate funds for maintenance and improvement and to support our other projects.
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