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Public transport plan for Bafana Bafana vs Central African Republic
The City of Cape Town has put a public transport plan in place to assist spectators in getting to and from the Cape Town Stadium, where Bafana Bafana will take on Central African Republic at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, 23 March 2013.

The gates at the stadium will open at 17:15 on the day, with the soccer match scheduled to begin at 20:15.

No parking at or near the stadium will be available to the general public.
Event ticket holders are encouraged to:
  • Use public transport to the 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 event and normal tariffs will apply.

Limited special Metrorail and MyCiTi services will be available after the event.

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

Limited special train services will be available after the event and will be free on presentation of a valid event stub. Special trains after the event will be as follows:
 
Train Route
(Platform) and departure time
Cape Town - Fish Hoek
(7)   23:00
Cape Town - Retreat via Cape Flats
Lower Burg Street and Buitengragt
Full closure in both directions
Cape Town - Kraaifontein via Monte Vista and  Bellville
​(22) 22:50
​(19) 23:00
​Cape Town - Chris Hani (Khayelitsha) ​(17) 23:00
​Cape Town – Kapteinsklip (Mitchells Plain) ​(18) 23:00


MyCiTi service

The standard hours of operation and fares will apply for the Civic Centre to Table View, Waterfront and Gardens routes.

Passengers will be required to use the myconnect card (loaded with sufficient money) to travel to the Civic Centre bus station. Cards can be purchased at any open revenue kiosk or MyCiTi station kiosks. The 24/7 Transport Information Centre can be contacted on 0800 65 64 63 for information on other retailers selling the myconnect card.

Event shuttles:
These special shuttle buses are provided free of charge on presentation of a valid event ticket, and will transport match goers to and from the MyCiTi Stadium station.

Stadium Shuttle
  • First bus departs Civic Station at 17:15 and the service runs until 20:15
  • Skeleton service every 15 min will run during the event from 20:15 to 22:15
  • Shuttle runs again from 22:15 and last bus departs stadium at 23:30
 
Hout Bay Service
  • First bus departs Kronendal at 17:00 and last bus at 19:45.
  • First bus departs stadium at 22:15 and last bus departs at 23:15
  • There will be no service between 19:45 and 22:15

UCT Service
  • First bus departs the University of Cape Town at 17:00 and last bus at 19:45
  • First bus departs Civic (kerbside) at 22:45 and last bus departs at 23:45
  • There will be no service between 19:45 and 22:45


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

After the event:
First bus departs Civic station at 22:45 and last bus departs at 23:45. Buses leave every 30 minutes

  • Trunk bus will stop at Lagoon Beach, Woodbridge, Milnerton, Racecourse, Sunset Beach and Table View stations
  • Stopping at any other station will be on-request with the driver
  • Table View feeder services will operate from 23:15 to 00:15 (last bus departs Table View station).

Gardens
All transport prior to the event will be on the normal scheduled service and must be paid for with a myconnect card.
After the event:
  • First bus departs Civic station at 22:45 and last bus departs at 23:45. Buses leave every 30 minutes

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

After the event:
  • First bus departs Civic station at 22:45 and last bus departs at 23:45. Buses leave every 30 minutes
 
Coaches and buses
  • Private coaches, buses and Mini-Bus Taxi’s may use the demarcated parking on Helen Suzman Boulevard eastbound, between Beach and Vlei Roads, on a first-come basis
  • Additional parking on Main Road westbound from Varneys Road to Glengariff Road
    Also see Drop-and-Go under PARKING below.
 
Park-and-Rides
These are situated at or near rail stations and a nominal fee may be applicable at some of these facilities. For more information, contact the Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63.
 
Ratanga Junction/Century City shuttle will NOT be operational.
 
Road closures

 
AFFECTED ROADS
BETWEEN
RESTRICTION
TIMES
City Centre
Hertzog Boulevard
Christiaan Barnard Street and Heerengracht
Westbound only
17:00 – 21:00
Waterkant
Lower Burg Street and Buitengragt
Full closure in both directions
18:00 – 23:00
Green Point
Fritz Sonnenberg Road
Stefan Way to McDonalds entrance
Full closure in both directions
12:00 – 23:00
Fritz Sonnenberg Road
McDonalds entrance to Granger Bay Boulevard
Full closure in both directions
16:00 – 23:00
Fritz Sonnenberg Road
Portswood Road and Granger Bay Boulevard
Full closure in both directions
12:00 –  23:00
Granger Bay Boulevard
Beach Road and Helen Suzman Boulevard
Full closure; Beach Road to Helen Suzman Boulevard
16:00 – 23:00
Granger Bay Boulevard
Helen Suzman Boulevard and Beach Road
Full closure; Helen Suzman Boulevard to Beach Road
16:00 – 23:00
Fort Wynyard Road
Portswood Road and Granger Bay Boulevard
Full closure in both directions
16:00 – 23:00
Vlei Road
Green Point Cricket Club entrance and Fritz Sonnenberg Road
Full closure in both directions
12:00 – 23:00
Vlei Road
Helen Suzman Boulevard and Fritz Sonnenberg Road
Full closure in both directions
16:00 – 23:00
Stephan Way
Hamiltons Rugby Club and Fritz Sonnenberg Road
Full closure in both directions
16:00 – 23:00
Beach Road
Portswood Road and Haul Road
Full closure in both directions
22:00 – 23:00
Portswood Road
Helen Suzman Boulevard and Beach Road
Northeast bound only
22:00 – 23:00
Somerset Road
Ebenezer Road and Chiappini Street
Southeast bound (city bound) only
18:00 – 23:00
Somerset Road
Buitengragt and Chiappini Street
Full closure in both directions
18:00 – 23:00
Main Road
Ebenezer Road and York Road
Bi-directional traffic
18:00 - 23:00
Main Road
York Road and Ebenezer Road
Southeast bound only
18:00 - 23:00
Ebenezer Road
Prestwich Street and Somerset Road
Local access only - no through traffic
18:00 – 23:00


















































MyCiTi service
The standard hours of operation and fares will apply for the Civic Centre to Table View, Waterfront and Gardens routes.

Passengers will be required to use the myconnect card (loaded with sufficient money) to travel to the Civic Centre bus station. Cards can be purchased at any open revenue kiosk or MyCiTi station kiosks. The 24/7 Transport Information Centre can be contacted on 0800 65 64 63 for information on other retailers selling the myconnect card.

Event shuttles:
No stopping or parking will be permitted in these areas at these times.
Parking

Parking restrictions will be enforced in the residential areas adjacent to Cape Town Stadium from 00:00 to 23:00 on 23 March, including on Main Road.

Motorists are advised to obey the signage. Normal restrictions and charges apply to kerbside parking in the CBD for a Saturday.
People with disabilities

Dedicated parking has been allocated on DF Malan Drive for those attendees 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 request access to the parking bays dedicated to people with disabilities by sending an e-mail to Busiswa Gwentshu (Busiswa.Gwentshu@capetown.gov.za), Tel 021 417 0101.
  • Ticket holders 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 will result in access being denied.
  • 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 signposted locations:
  • Foreshore: in DF Malan Drive opposite the Artscape Theatre (Shuttle to stadium)
  • Green Point: 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.
Parking tariffs will apply until 13:00 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 into 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 Shoprite Checkers outlets before the event as tickets will not be sold at the stadium itself.

Enquiries
A copy of this transport plan will be posted online at www.capetown.gov.za

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
 
Published by thw City of Cape Town.
 
2013/03/22
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