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February 04, 2013

Public transport plan for Red Hot Chili Peppers concert

Cape Town Stadium at sunset. Photo courtesy Steve Crane

After months of eager anticipation, there are just a few more days left to go before 45 000 ticket-clutching fans see the Red Hot Chili Peppers storm onto the Cape Town Stadium stage.

To ensure a safe and hassle-free journey to and from the event, the City of Cape Town has put a comprehensive public transport plan in place. A number of roads leading to the stadium will be closed on Tuesday, February 5.

The gates to the stadium will open at 17h00 on Tuesday and supporting act Die Antwoord will perform from 19h45. The main event, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will kick off at 21h00 and end at 23h00.

The City's Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing, Councillor Grant Pascoe, advises concert-goers to arrive early, make use of public transport, if possible, and avoid peak-hour traffic. 

As is the norm, there are no parking bays at or near the stadium.

Use public transport to the MyCiTi Civic Centre bus station and catch the free event shuttle to the stadium, or find parking in the City Bowl or the V&A Waterfront and stroll down the fan walk.

The fan walk leading to the Cape Town Stadium. Photo courtesy DanieVDM

No additional bus or train services have been scheduled before the event, but there will be a limited free Metrorail and MyCiTi service after the concert.

There will be free passage on the trains, on presentation of your concert ticket stub.

Trains will depart from the Cape Town Station to Fish Hoek at 23h45 and midnight; to Bellville, via Monte Vista, at 23h45 and midnight; and to Strand, via Goodwood, at midnight.

The MyCiTi service will operate as normal before the event for the Civic Centre/Table View, Waterfront and Gardens routes.

After the concert the first bus will depart from York Road to Hout Bay at 23h15, and the last bus will leave at 00h15.

The first UCT bus service will leave to the Civic Centre at 17h00 and the last one will be at 19h30. After the concert, the first bus to UCT will be at 23h30 and the last one at 00h30.

The Table View service will run as normal and after the event, the first outward-bound bus will be at 23h30 and the last one at 00h30.

The first bus to Gardens will leave the the Civic Centre at 23h30, and the last one at 00h30.

Park-and-ride facilities will be at the Kronendal Primary School in Hout Bay, street parking at Maiden's Cove or in the municipal parking area off Victoria Road, and at the UCT Upper Campus off the M3.

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