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City announces public transport plan for Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at Cape Town Stadium

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday, 5 February 2013. An extensive public transport plan has been put in place to assist concert-goers in getting to and from the event.

The gates will open at 17:00 on the day of the concert. The supporting act is due to perform at 19:45 and the main performance is scheduled to run from 21:00 to 23:00.

“The City estimates that 45 000 people will attend the concert, so our best advice to concert-goers is to arrive early, make use of public transport if possible and avoid peak hour traffic,” said Councillor Grant Pascoe, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing.

The following arrangements have been made:

No parking will be available at or near the Stadium. Concert ticket-holders are encouraged to:

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

No additional bus and train services have been scheduled before the concert and normal tariffs will apply. Limited special Metrorail and MyCiTi services will be available after the concert.
 
Metrorail service
 
Metrorail services to and from Cape Town will run as normal before the concert and passengers will be required to pay the applicable fee. Train schedules and related information are available from the Transport Information Centre’s toll-free number on 0800 65 64 63 or at www.capemetrorail.co.za.
 
Limited special train services will be available after the concert and will be free on presentation of a valid concert ticket stub. Trains will depart promptly after the concert at the following times:
 
  • from Cape Town to Fish Hoek at 23:45 and 00:00
  • from Cape Town to Bellville (via Monte Vista) at 23:45 and 00:00
  • bus from Cape Town (Adderley Street outside the station) to Strand, via Goodwood – at 00:00


MyCiTi service
 
The standard hours of operation and fares will apply for the Civic Centre/Table View, Waterfront and Gardens routes for concert-goers travelling to the Civic Centre station before the concert.
 
Passengers will be required to use the myconnect card (loaded with sufficient value) to travel. Cards can be purchased at any open station kiosk at selected MyCiTi stations, or at participating retailers. The 24/7 Transport Information Centre can be contacted on 0800 65 64 63 for information on retailers selling the myconnect card or, alternatively, check online.
 
Travel between the Stadium and the Civic Centre is free to concert ticket holders. All other services must be paid for with a myconnect card.
 
Stadium shuttle
 
  • The first bus will depart the Civic Centre Station at 17:00 and will run until 21:00
  • A skeleton service will run every 15 minutes during the event from 21:00 to 23:00
  • The return shuttle runs again from 23:00 and last bus departs the Stadium at 00:15

Hout Bay service

  • The first bus departs Kronendal at 17:00 and the last bus departs at 19:30
  • The first return bus departs from York Road at 23:15 and the last bus departs at 00:15
  • There will be no service between 19:30 and 23:15

UCT service

  • The first bus departs UCT at 17:00 and the last bus departs at 19:30
  • The first return bus departs the Civic Centre station at 23:30 and the last bus departs at 00:30
  • There will be no service between 19:30 and 23:30

Table View

All transport to the event will run on the normal scheduled service and must be paid for with a myconnect card.

  • After the event, the first bus will depart the Civic Centre station at 23:30 and the last bus will depart at 00:30. Buses will travel at 30-minute intervals
  • The bus will only stop at Lagoon Beach, Woodbridge, Milnerton, Racecourse, Sunset Beach and Table View stations. If a passenger needs to disembark at any other station they need to alert the driver by pressing the button as they approach their stop
  • Table View feeder services will be in operation from 00:30 with the last feeder bus departing from Table View station at 01:00
  • These services are provided free of charge on presentation of a valid concert ticket stub

Gardens

All transport to the event will run on the normal scheduled service and must be paid for with a myconnect card.

  • The first bus after the event departs the Civic Centre station at 23:30 and the last bus departs at 00:30. Buses will travel at 30-minute intervals
  • These services are provided free of charge on presentation of a valid concert ticket stub 

Coaches and buses
 
Private couches and buses may, on a first-come basis, use the limited coach parking on Helen Suzman Boulevard between Beach and Vlei Roads.
 
Park-and-Rides
  
Park-and-Ride facilities are situated at or near railway stations and a nominal fee may be applicable at some of these facilities. Please contact the Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63 for more information.
 
Other Park-and-Rides can be found at dedicated locations served by event shuttles.
 
Event Shuttle
Location of Park-and-Ride
Hours of operation
Parking Fee
Hout Bay
Kronendal Primary School
17:00 until 01:00
R20 per vehicle
On street at Maiden’s Cove or in the municipal parking area off Victoria Road
Unlimited
Free
UCT
UCT Upper Campus off the M3
17:00 until 01:00
Free


PLEASE NOTE:
Ratanga Junction will NOT be operational.

Road closures
 
A number of roads in and around the Cape Town Stadium precinct will be closed on the day of the concert (either as a full or a partial closure) and traffic law enforcement teams will be monitoring the flow of traffic. Public transport services operating in the Green Point and CBD areas may be subject to localised deviations from 14:00 on the day of the event.
 
Parking 
 
Parking restrictions will be enforced in the residential areas adjacent to Cape Town Stadium from 00:00 (midnight) on 5 February to 00:00 (midnight) on 6 February 2013, including on Main Road. Motorists are advised to obey the signage.
 
Normal restrictions and charges apply to kerbside parking in the CBD for a week day.
 
Parking at the 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 into and out of the V&A Waterfront may be congested

People with disabilities 

  • Dedicated parking has been allocated on DF Malan Drive for those concertgoers with disabilities who wish to use the Stadium shuttle. Only people with an official disability permit from the City will be allowed to park in this dedicated parking area 
  • Ticket holders must formally request access to the parking bays dedicated to people with disabilities by sending an e-mail to Mike Lord at mike@alliancesafety.co.za
  • Concertgoers will have to provide evidence that they are entitled to these parking bays by clearly displaying the full-colour Vehicle Access Permit (VAP) on their dashboard when entering the parking area (P5) on Vlei Road. Failure to display the VAP will result in access being denied 
  • Enquiries regarding the limited parking available within the Stadium for people with disabilities must be e-mailed to Mike Lord at mike@alliancesafety.co.za 
  • Parking for people with disabilities is issued at the discretion of the event organiser and is subject to availability

Drop-and-Go 

Attendees may be dropped off and collected at the following appropriately sign-posted locations. Parking tariffs will apply until 17:00 when on-street parking becomes free of charge.

  • in DF Malan Drive opposite the Artscape Theatre
  • in the embayment off Helen Suzman Boulevard (city-bound carriageway) between Vlei Road and the elevated traffic circle at Granger Bay Boulevard
  • on-street in the CBD (on-street parking is available within the CBD, but no additional security will be provided) 

Pedestrian routes
 
Routes for pedestrians 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 the 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
 
Concertgoers 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 the owner’s risk.
 
Please remember to wear a helmet, have adequate lighting and wear reflective clothing. Helmets are not allowed inside the Stadium except for lightweight cycling helmets. 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. 

Ticket collection 
 
Attendees are encouraged to collect their tickets from Computicket outlets before the day of the concert. 

Enquiries
 
A copy of this transport plan will be posted online at www.capetown.gov.za  
 
All enquiries regarding transport options for this concert may be directed to the Transport Information Centre – 0800 65 64 63 or by e-mail at transport.info@capetown.gov.za  
 

 

Published by the City of Cape Town.
 
2013/02/01
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