Public transport plan for Western Province vs Boland at Cape Town Stadium-all the details

The Western Province rugby team play Boland at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday 9 February 2013. The City of Cape Town has put a public transport plan in place to assist spectators in getting to and from the event.

The gates will open at 11:00 on the day, with the main rugby game scheduled to begin at 14:45. The Under-21 curtain-raiser game begins at 12:30.

No parking at or near the stadium will be available to the general public. Match ticket-holders are encouraged to:

  • Use public transport to get to the Civic Centre bus station and catch the free event shuttle to get to the stadium;
  • Park in the City Bowl and use the free event shuttle to get to the stadium;
  • Park at the V&A Waterfront and walk to the stadium.

No special or additional Metrorail trains, Metrorail buses or MyCiTi bus services have been scheduled for the event and normal tariffs will apply.

Limited special event shuttle services will be available between the Civic Centre MyCiTi bus station and MyCiTi Stadium station only.

Metrorail service

Metrorail services to and from Cape Town will run as normal and passengers will be required to pay the applicable fare. Train schedules and related information are available from:

MyCiTi service

The standard hours of operation and fares will apply for the Table View, Waterfront and Gardens routes. Passengers will be required to use their myconnect cards with sufficient money to travel to the Civic Centre bus station. Myconnect cards can be purchased at any open revenue kiosk or selected MyCiTi stations. The 24/7 Transport Information Centre can be contacted on 0800 65 64 63 for information on other vendors selling the myconnect card.

Travel between the stadium and the Civic Centre station is free for match ticket-holders. All other services must be paid for with a myconnect card.

 

  • The first bus from the MyCiTi Civic Centre bus station in Hertzog Boulevard leaves at 11:00.
  • Thereafter a bus leaves every 15 minutes, or when full.
  • This service will continue during the event.
  • The last return bus to the Civic Centre leaves the Stadium bus station at 17:45

CHARGES: Free of charge on presentation of a valid match ticket.

Coaches and buses

Private coaches and buses may, on a first-come, first-served basis, use the limited coach parking available on Helen Suzman Boulevard between Beach and Vlei Roads.

Park-and-Rides

No Park-and-Rides will be implemented. Spectators are advised to use public or private transport to the city and then use the shuttle between Civic Centre station and the Stadium station that is free to ticket-holders.

Road closures

There will be no road closures except for Fritz Sonnenberg Road in front of the stadium on the day of the event.

Parking

Parking restrictions will be enforced in the areas adjacent to Cape Town Stadium. Motorists are advised to obey the signage.

People with disabilities

  • Match-goers will have to provide evidence that they are entitled to these parking bays by clearly displaying the Vehicle Access Permit (VAP) in full colour on their dashboard when entering the parking area (P5) on Vlei Road. Failure to display this permit will result in access being denied.
  • Enquiries regarding the limited parking within the stadium for people with disabilities can be made by calling 021 417 010.
  • Parking for people with disabilities is subject to availability.

Drop-and-Go

  • Attendees may be dropped off and collected in the embayment off Helen Suzman Boulevard (city-bound carriageway), between Vlei Road and the elevated traffic circle at Granger Bay Boulevard.

On-street parking in the CBD

  • On-street parking is available within the CBD but no additional security will be provided.
  • Parking tariffs will apply until 13:00 on Saturday when on-street parking becomes free of charge.

V&A Waterfront

  • The V&A Waterfront has approximately 3 500 parking bays available to the general public.
  • There is a charge associated with this parking, and traffic flows in and out of the V&A Waterfront may be congested.

Pedestrian routes

City Bowl

  • The fan walk route is the best pedestrian option and will be monitored, but the road will not be closed to general traffic. For their own safety, pedestrians should use the bridge, sidewalks and underpass between the city centre and the stadium.

V&A Waterfront

  • This route is via Granger Bay Boulevard.
  • Pedestrians are urged to avoid Portswood Road as the pedestrian walkways along that route are restricted.

Cycling

Attendees wishing to cycle to the stadium are encouraged to do so. Bicycle racks are located on the eastern (Waterfront) side of the elevated circle at the stadium. Cyclists must provide their own lock and chain as bicycles are left at one’s own risk.

Please remember to wear a helmet, have adequate lighting, and wear reflective clothing when cycling. Helmets are not allowed inside the stadium, except lightweight cycling helmets.

Ticket collection

Attendees are encouraged to collect their tickets from Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets before the day of the event. Tickets will still be available tomorrow, but not at the stadium itself.

All enquiries regarding transport options for this event may be directed to the Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63 or by e-mail transport.info@capetown.gov.za