City announces transport plan for ANC’s birthday event at Cape Town Stadium – Full details

City announces transport plan for ANC’s birthday event at Cape Town Stadium – Full details

The City of Cape Town would like to inform residents of the road closures and transport arrangements that will be in place to accommodate the ANC’s 103rd birthday celebration at the Cape Town Stadium on 10 January 2015.

 

Road restrictions

The roads listed in the tables that follow will be temporarily closed and/or restricted to vehicular traffic on Saturday, 10 January 2015. This will have an impact on traffic flow and motorists are advised to plan their trips accordingly.

RD Close

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, the following restrictions/closures may be applied:


RD Close 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parking restrictions:

No parking will be permitted on the above roads at the indicated times. Access to and egress from parking garages will be allowed for permit-holders. Additional parking restrictions will be in place from midnight to 19:00 on:

  • Strand Street, between Castle/Lower Buitenkant Street and Russel Street
  • Keizersgracht, between Tennant Street and Russel Street
  • Prestwich Street, Alfred Street and Hospital Street

 

Event shuttles

Stadium shuttle – between the MyCiTi Civic Centre and Stadium station:

  • First bus from the Civic Centre bus station in Hertzog Boulevard leaves at 06:00
  • Thereafter, a bus leaves every 15 minutes or when full
  • This service will continue during the event
  • The last return bus leaves the Stadium bus station at 18:30
  • Free of charge on presentation of a valid wristband for the event

 

Khayelitsha shuttle – between Kuyasa Rail Station MyCiTi stop and the Civic Centre bus station:

  • Before event – first bus from the Kuyasa Rail Station stop leaves at 06:30 and the last bus will leave at 09:30
  • After event – the first return bus leaves the Civic Centre station at 15:30 and last bus will leave at 19:00
  • Free of charge on presentation of a valid wristband for the event

 

VIP shuttle: see Park-and-Ride section below.

 

Impact of road closures on public transport

Public transport services operating in the Green Point and CBD areas may be subject to localised deviations from 00:00 until 19:00 on 10 January 2015. The affected scheduled services are listed below:

 

MyCiTi Waterfront service:

  • The normal scheduled service will not be free of charge
  • The service will stop at the Stadium bus station en route to the Waterfront and then will be rerouted from Helen Suzman Boulevard into Portswood Road, turning left into Beach Road and right at the traffic circle into Granger Bay Boulevard.
  • Granger Bay bus station will be closed for this period while all other stops and services on the Gardens-Civic-Waterfront route will remain operational.
  • Passengers may use the Waterfront (in Breakwater Lane), Stadium bus station and/or Buitengragt stops as alternatives to the Granger Bay bus station.
  • On the return journey from the Waterfront, the bus will turn left into Beach Road, right into Portswood Road and left at Helen Suzman Boulevard to continue its normal route to the CBD.

 

MyCiTi services:

The standard hours of operation and fares will apply for all normal MyCiTi routes. Passengers will be required to use a myconnect card (loaded with sufficient value) to travel to the Civic Centre bus station – unless in possession of a valid wristband and travelling on a special event bus from Khayelitsha to the Civic Centre or from the CTICC to the stadium. myconnect cards can be purchased at selected MyCiTi stations or participating retailers. The 24/7 Transport Information Centre can be contacted on 0800 65 64 63 for more information.

 

Golden Arrow Bus Service travelling through the Green Point area:

All services along Somerset/Main Road, Green Point (between Buitengragt Street and York Road) will run along Helen Suzman Boulevard between 07:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 18:00. Passengers using this service may board or disembark at the stops on either side of the closures at Buitengragt Street or York Road.

 

Golden Arrow Bus Service entering the CBD:

The Waterfront service (CBD-bound) will operate via the CTICC, turning right into Heerengracht, stopping opposite Standard Bank, proceeding around the circle, back down Heerengracht and on to the Waterfront. The Waterfront/Sea Point service will continue to operate on its normal routes but may be subject to delays.

 

Metrorail services:

Metrorail services to and from Cape Town will run as normal. Additional train services will be provided on the Central and Northern lines. Attendees must ensure that they have their wristbands before leaving the Cape Town railway station in order to gain access to the stadium.

 

Worcester train:

The normal train from Worcester on Saturday will arrive in Cape Town at 07:30. The 2523 train normally departing Cape Town at 14:05 to Worcester will be held back for the end of the event. Commuters who would normally use the 2523 train departing at 14:05 to Worcester from Cape Town must use the 3525 train departing at 14:20 to Wellington, then get off at Paarl and they will be taken by bus from Paarl to Worcester.

 

Train schedules and related information are available from the 24/7 Transport Information Centre’s toll-free number 0800 65 64 63 and at www.capemetrorail.co.za

 

Charter bus services

The event organiser has organised a number of charter buses to bring attendees to the event:

  1. West Coast, Boland, Overberg and Southern Cape Regions:
    • All buses will park on the Grand Parade (with overflow on Strand Street between the Castle and the Cape Town Railway Station).
    • Buses will remain at the at which point they dropped off passengers until after the event so attendees can find their correct bus home again.
    • Attendees can use the fan walk from the Railway Station or use the Stadium shuttle from Civic Centre station in Hertzog Boulevard.
    • The event organiser has arranged for PRASA buses to convey some disabled and elderly attendees from the Grand Parade. Other disabled persons can use the special vehicles provided.

2.Cape Town Metropolitan area:

  • Buses and minibus-taxis will park at either lower Table Bay Boulevard Foreshore parking area; Culemborg (Transnet property) off Christiaan Barnard Street; Keizersgracht between Tennant and Russel Street.
    • Buses will remain at the point at which they dropped off passengers until after the event so attendees can find their correct bus home again.
    • Attendees can use the fan walk from the Railway Station or use the Stadium shuttle from Civic Centre station in Hertzog Boulevard.
    • The event organiser has arranged for PRASA buses to convey some disabled and elderly attendees from the Grand Parade. Other disabled persons can use the special vehicles provided.

Coaches and buses

No private buses and coaches will be permitted to park in the stadium precinct

Park-and-Rides

VIPs will be allocated a park-and-ride area and shuttled to and from the stadium by bus on presentation of their accreditation and wristband. There are no other park-and-ride facilities.

Parking

On-street parking in the city centre:

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

Off-street parking in the city centre:

Secure, off-street parking is available for a fee at numerous locations within the city bowl.

People with disabilities

People with disabilities will be able to use the special shuttle provided by the event organiser. They should arrange this through their event marshal.

Pedestrian routes

Pedestrian routes between the Stadium and:

City centre (via fan walk)

  • Part of the road will be open to normal vehicular traffic
  • Pedestrians are urged to use the sidewalk and dedicated lane to the underpass at Green Point Circle

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 own risk.

Please remember the ‘ridesafe’ motto and wear a helmet, have adequate lighting and wear reflective clothing. Please note motorcycle helmets are not allowed inside the stadium.

Due to the number of people using the fan walk, it is advised that cyclists coming from the CBD use the route through the V&A Waterfront or the back roads in De Waterkant to access the stadium.

Enquiries

All enquiries regarding traffic for this event may be directed to the Transport Information Centre (free from a Telkom landline) on 0800 65 64 63.

Attendees’ enquiries regarding transport may be directed to the event organiser or to their marshal.