EXTRA PUBLIC TRANSPORT WILL BE RUNNING WHEN U2 COMES TO TOWN
21 November, 2019
U2 fans are advised to plan ahead and allow plenty of time to travel to the band’s two concerts at Moore Park later this week.
Back in Australia for the first time since 2010, the Irish rockers will be performing at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday 22 November and Saturday 23 November, with around 45,000 fans expected each night.
Up to 10,000 people will also be attending other events at Moore Park each night so traffic will be heavy, especially during the busy Friday night peak hour, and parking will be in high demand. Up to 25,000 people are also expected at a Christmas event in the Sydney CBD on Saturday night.
“The best way to travel to and from the U2 concerts is by public transport, and there will be plenty of extra services running,” a spokesperson for the Transport Management Centre said.
“Traffic in and approaching the area will be very heavy on both nights so anyone planning to drive should arrive early and carpool if possible as parking will fill up quickly,” the spokesperson said.
Express buses will be running regularly to Moore Park from Central between 3pm and 8pm, and from Circular Quay between 4pm and 8pm. There are plenty of regular bus services that stop along Anzac Parade near the precinct as well.
The other option is to travel to Central and walk to Moore Park along Devonshire Street and over the Albert “Tibby” Cotter Walkway.
After the concert, buses will be leaving the Moore Park Bus Interchange for Central and Circular Quay every 10 to 15 minutes between 9:45pm and midnight.
As well, there will be extra late night trains on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line, Central Coast & Newcastle Line and Blue Mountains Line on Friday and Saturday.
Anyone considering catching the train should plan ahead as weekend trackwork will affect the City Circle, T1 North Shore Line, T2 Inner West & Leppington Line, T3 Bankstown Line, T5 Cumberland Line, T8 Airport & South Line and Southern Highlands Line.
Parts of Driver Avenue will be closed to traffic before, during and after the concerts, and will reopen once crowds have left the area.
Parking restrictions will also be in place in the Moore Park area from 3pm until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Vehicles left in signposted special event clearways will be towed and a fee applies.
With trams now testing day and night, seven days a week between Randwick and Circular Quay, pedestrians are reminded to look both ways before stepping out and not walk along the tram tracks.
For details of extra public transport services and to plan a trip, visit transportnsw.info
For the latest traffic conditions and details of special event clearways, visit livetraffic.com
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