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City urges transport planning

2010-06-03 13:37

Johannesburg – The City of Johannesburg urged soccer supporters to plan their trips with military precision as there will be no drop offs close to the venues.

The city's transport plan integrates Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit, Gautrain, Metrorail, Metrobus, long-distance buses, taxis, park and rides, and park and walks, but fans should set off at least four hours before kick off, a statement said.

No drop offs would be allowed in or near the park and ride and park and walk facilities, and parking at park and ride or park and walk would cost R50 and tickets must be bought in advance.

Parking tickets for these facilities were available from ticketbreak or any Checkers or Computicket and only those who had pre-booked would be allowed entry. The cost of the ticket would include the transfer ride to and from the stadiums.

Any vehicles parking illegally in the area around a park and ride/walk would be towed away by the metro police.

Anyone not in a vehicle with a parking ticket, would not get access to the buses or minibus taxis.

Westgate Transport Hub

Fans who want to be dropped off, must use the Westgate Transport Hub at the corner of Anderson Street and Pat Mbatha Bus and Taxi Way, in central Johannesburg.

The closest highway was the M2, off-ramp Selby, from where they would be able to use Rea Vaya buses or Metrorail to get to the stadiums.

Fans could also catch the Metrobus from Sandton to Westgate Transport Hub for R20 from where they can transfer to Metrorail or Rea Vaya.

Metrorail would be free for match ticket holders and Rea Vaya would cost R12 return.

Fans could also be dropped off at any functioning Rea Vaya station where they could buy a ticket to get to Soccer City or Ellis Park on match days.

Further information was available on  the city's website or the city's Facebook Page

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