City2Surf: prepare for road closures and clearways
08 August, 2017

Motorists are advised to avoid parts of the Sydney CBD and Eastern Suburbs this Sunday, as major road closures and special event clearways will be in place for the City2Surf. More than 80,000 people are expected to take part in the world’s largest fun run, which starts at Hyde Park in the Sydney CBD and finishes at Bondi Beach.

“If you’re in the City2Surf, let public transport run you to the start line as the CBD and parts of the city’s east will be no place for cars”, a spokesperson for the Transport Management Centre said.

The first wave of the event gets underway at 7:50am, with start times continuing until 9:30am, from the intersection of Park Street and College Street in the CBD. The route is the same as previous years however there are new special event clearways this year. Clearways will be in place along both sides of the road along the entire length of the 14km course in the CBD, Darlinghurst, Edgecliff, Double Bay, Bondi, Rose Bay and Vaucluse.

In particular, clearways from Double Bay to Dover Heights and Bondi are different from previous years and will be in place on New South Head Road through to Military Road.

“Residents in Sydney’s east should be aware that clearways kick in from 1am Sunday, so check the signs when you park from Saturday night”, the spokesperson said.

In some areas, these clearways will remain in place until 4pm. Vehicles left in these clearways, even those with permits, will be towed and a fee applies. Roads will start closing in the Sydney CBD at 3:30am and in the Eastern Suburbs at 7am. Roads will progressively reopen in the city from 11am and all roads will be open by 4pm.

Major road closures include College Street, Macquarie Street, William Street, New South Head Road, Old South Head Road, Military Road and Campbell Parade. Heavy traffic is expected in the area so motorists are advised to avoid the road closures or allow plenty of extra travel time. Plenty of extra public transport services will be running to the start line before the City2Surf  and from the finish line after the run is completed.

“Race entry includes travel on public transport. Just show your race bib or finisher’s medal to travel on trains, buses, ferries and light rail. Volunteers are also able to travel on public transport”, the spokesperson said. There will be extra trains running between 6am and 8am on the T1 Northern Line, T2 Airport & South Line and T3 Bankstown Line.

The closest train stations to the start line are St James, Museum and Martin Place. Trains run regularly to these stations on the City Circle and T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line. Extra early morning buses will also run on major corridors to the Sydney CBD. While roads are closed, a number of buses in the Sydney CBD and Eastern Suburbs will be diverting. Two extra ferries will travel from Manly to Circular Quay at 6:15am and 6:50am. Circular Quay is a short walk from the start line. Additionally, there will be extra buses and trains to help get people home from the event.

“When you finish the run, you can jump on a shuttle bus at Bondi Beach to get to Bondi Junction Station, where you can continue your trip home.”

These shuttle buses will be running between 9am and 4pm. Trains from Bondi Junction will run around every five minutes on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line from 10am to 4pm, with additional services to Central, Hurstville and Waterfall. Race bib collection is at the CITYFIT Expo at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or download a real-time traffic app from the App Store or Google Play. For timetables, maps and trip planning visit www.transportnsw.info or download a train or bus app from the App Store or Google Play.

GETTING TO THE START LINE

  • City2Surf participants and volunteers are entitled to return travel on trains (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst and Dungog stations), regular and special event shuttle buses, ferry services and light rail.
  • The closest train stations to the start line are St James, Museum and Martin Place. Trains run regularly to these stations on the City Circle and T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line.
  • From 6am until 8am, extra trains will run on the T1 Northern Line, T2 Airport & South Line and T3 Bankstown Line.
  • For anyone travelling from the Eastern Suburbs, shuttle buses will run to St James Station from Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach between 5am and 8:30am.
  • Extra early morning buses will run on major corridors to the Sydney CBD.
  • Two extra ferries will run from Manly to Circular Quay at 6:15am and 6:50am.

 

GETTING HOME FROM THE FINISH LINE

  • After the race, special event shuttle buses will run regularly between Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction from 9am until 4pm.
  • Between 10am and 4pm, trains will run around every five minutes on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line between Bondi Junction, Central, Hurstville, Cronulla and Waterfall stations.
  • Some trains to Waterfall will make extra stops at Oatley and Como and services to Cronulla will make extra stops at Penshurst and Jannali.
  • From Bondi Junction, passengers can catch a train to:
  • Central for T1 North Shore, Northern & Western Line and Intercity trains
  • Wolli Creek for T2 Airport Line trains
  • Town Hall for T2 Inner West & South Line trains
  • Sydenham for T3 Bankstown Line trains

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