Pretoria - The Bulls have added a train service to their transport arrangements for Saturday’s Vodacom Super 14 final in Soweto to try and alleviate the traffic chaos that saw some fans miss the start of the semi-final at the same venue.
The initial plan was to use trains for this past weekend’s game as well but the metrorail strike put paid to that, forcing many fans to try negotiate roadworks on the way to the stadium.
With 76 000 fans heading for Soccer City a few kilometres away, many arrived late after kickoff.
The Bulls will make use of the same transport system, but hopefully the train addition will help all fans arrive on time for the 5pm kickoff.
“Currently there will be no other events taking place at Soccer City and this will reduce traffic in this area,” the Bulls said in relation to this weekend’s transport plan.
The transport arrangements are as follows:
Trains will be available from 12:05 departing from Pretoria station and will stop at: Centurion, Kempton Park and Johannesburg before its final stop at the stadium. It will be a 10 minute walk to the Orlando Stadium. Trains will start departing as they full up after the game with the cost being R 50 per ticket. Tickets will be available from Computicket on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 with the cut offon Thursday, 27 May @ 16:00. Please note that no personal belongings can be left on the trains. There is limited parking available at the stations and supporters are encouraged to get dropped off at the stations. Travel duration from Pretoria to the stadium: 90 min. Times that the trains will be stopping at the various stations will be made available on www.vodacombulls.co.za
2. Private Coaches
Please note that it will be a traffic free zone around the stadium. All private coaches (privately organized) will need a special Orlando Coach Permit. These permits will be available from Computicket on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 at
R 150 per coach. The permit also serves as parking during the match at Nasrec, where after the coaches will be redirected to Orlando Stadium for pick up of spectators. These coaches must enter the precinct from Maraisburg off-ramp from the N1, following Commando Road into Orlando East. The routes and plans will be available on www.vodacombulls.co.za and www.stadiummanagement.co.za
3. Park and Ride SuperSport Park
There will be a park and ride facility available at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Cost: R 100 per person and tickets and will be available at Computicket on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 available from Computicket.
Please note that this ticket includes parking at SuperSport Park. Busses will depart from SuperSport Park between: 11h00 and 13h00. Busses will depart from Orlando Stadium between: 19h00 and 21h00. Please note that due to the rules and regulations no liquor or braais will be allowed in the Supersport Park parking area.
4. Park and Ride at Nasrec
There will be 8,000 secure parking bays available at Nasrec. Cost: R 30 per vehicle for parking. R 25 travelling cost per person for the bus transfer to and from Orlando Stadium. Tickets will be available from Computicket on Wednesday, 26 May 2010. Please note that due to the rules and regulations of the City of Johannesburg no liquor or braais will be allowed in the Nasrec parking area.
Arriving at Orlando Stadium
All tickets purchased from Computicket or SuperSport Park must be picked up before 16h00 on Friday, 28 May 2010. No tickets will be available for collection on match day and no tickets will be available at the stadium. Nobody will be allowed near the stadium without a valid ticket.
Supporters are encouraged to arrive early at the stadium and wear blue to support the Vodacom Bulls. There will be a beer garden available with entertainment as well as other refreshments.
Please contact the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd on 012 420 0700 or visit www.vodacombulls.co.za for any further enquiries.