Plan Your Trip To The Sydney Sixers Big Bash Final
05 February, 2021
Sydney Sixers fans are being urged to bring a face mask and plan their travel to and from the Sydney Cricket Ground for the Big Bash League final, with public transport still running at COVID safe capacity to help maintain physical distancing across the network.
Spectators should consider driving or using rideshare or taxis to get to and from the game. Walking or cycling from Central Station and arriving early is also recommended to avoid the heavy congestion and long queues.
Motorists are encouraged to use the car parks on the grass at Driver Avenue and at the Entertainment Quarter which are within walking distance of the SCG.
Transport for NSW Acting Deputy Secretary for Greater Sydney Howard Collins said public transport services between Central and Moore Park will be boosted for Saturday night’s match, however, the network will be busy and people should allow plenty of extra travel time.
“Customers are asked to please avoid travelling to the Moore Park area if you are not going to the cricket, especially around the start and end of play as roads and transport services will be busy,” Mr Collins said.
“It is a 25-minute walk from Central Station to Moore Park via Devonshire Street and the Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter Walkway, which is a great way to keep moving and arrive before start of play.
“After the match everyone tends to leave at the same time so consider delaying your journey and walking back to Central or using rideshare or taxis as getting home may take longer than your trip in.”
Gates open at 5.45pm ahead of play starting at 7.40pm with the match set to finish at 10.35pm.
Trains will be running regularly to Central where fans can change to additional frequent light rail and shuttle bus services on Chalmers Street.
L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford light rail services run regularly to Moore Park with additional frequent shuttle services running between Central and Moore Park before play starts and after the match.
Express shuttle buses will also be running frequently between Central and Moore Park from 5:45pm to 7:45pm and returning from 9:30pm to 11:30pm.
There is also scheduled weekend trackwork on the T1 Western, T2 Inner West & Leppington, T7 Olympic Park and Blue Mountains lines so plan your trip in advance.
Face masks are mandatory on public transport and will be handed out at both Central and Moore Park, but ticket holders should bring their own as they are also encouraged to wear them in some parts of the SCG.
“Extra transport staff will be on the ground to help fans stay COVID safe, manage crowds and assist with journey planning,” Mr Collins said.
“For those travelling on the network, wear your face mask, listen to transport staff and register and use your Opal card to help contact tracing.
“It’s a good idea to check real-time capacity indicators as you may need to wait for the next service with available physical distancing capacity.”
People feeling unwell or suffering even the mildest of symptoms of COVID-19, such as a runny nose or sore throat or fever, should not attend the cricket.
People are also reminded to regularly clean their hands and carry hand sanitiser.
For more information and to plan your trip, visit transportnsw.info . You can also check for service capacity using the Trip Planner at transportnsw.info , the Opal Travel app or a third party transport app.
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