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November 05, 2012

Linkin Park Living Things world tour road closures and parking info: What you need to know

American rock band Linkin Park will perform live at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday, November, 7, 2012. Photo courtesy Nick Rozbi

So, you bought your tickets months ago, you’ve spent hours deciding what to wear and rehearsing the lines of your favourite Linkin Park songs in front of your mirror but now the question is: How do you get to what will surely be one of the best concerts on Wednesday, November 7, 2012?

Before you go all Numb with worry, let me walk you through the road closures and transport arrangements so that you don’t feel Powerless.

Whether you’re travelling by MyCiti bus, train, bicycle or using a park and go service, we’ve got you and your 45 000 fellow concert goers making their way to the Cape Town Stadium covered.

What you need to know:

No parking at or near the stadium will be available. Concert ticket-holders are encouraged to:
• Use public transport to the MyCiTi Civic Centre bus station and catch the free event shuttle to the stadium; or
• Park in the City Bowl and use the free event shuttle to the stadium; or
• Park at the V&A Waterfront and walk to the stadium
No additional bus and train services have been scheduled before the concert and normal tariffs will apply. Limited special Metrorail and MyCiTi services will be available after the concert.

Metrorail service

Metrorail services to and from Cape Town will run as normal before the concert and passengers will be required to pay the applicable fee. Train schedules and related information are available from the Transport Information Centre’s toll-free number 0800 65 64 63 or at www.capemetrorail.co.za

Limited special train services will be available after the concert and will be free on presentation of a valid concert stub. Trains will depart promptly after the concert at the following times:
• From Cape Town to Fish Hoek – every 15 minutes, from 23h30 – 00h15
• From Cape Town to Bellville (via Monte Vista) – every 15 minutes, from 23h30 – 00h00
• From Cape Town to Strand (via Goodwood) – at 00h00

MyCiTi service

The standard hours of operation and fares will apply for the Civic Centre to Table View, Waterfront and Gardens routes. Passengers will be required to use the myconnect card (loaded with sufficient value) to travel to the Civic Centre bus station. Cards can be purchased at any open Revenue Kiosk or selected MyCiTi stations. The 24/7 Transport Information Centre can be contacted on 0800 65 64 63 for information on other vendors selling the myconnect card.

Special services will be provided after the concert from Civic Centre to:

Table View (trunk and feeder):

• The first bus will leave the Civic Centre bus station at midnight (00h00).
• The second bus will leave the Civic Centre bus station 30 minutes later.
• The last bus will leave the Civic Centre bus station after midnight at 01h10.
• The last feeder buses will leave Table View Station at 01h40.
• CHARGES: Free of charge on presentation of a valid concert ticket stub.

Gardens:
• The first bus will leave the Civic Centre bus station at midnight (00h00).
• The second bus will leave the Civic Centre bus station 30 minutes later.
• The last bus will leave the Civic Centre bus station after midnight at 01h10.
• CHARGES: Free of charge on presentation of a valid concert ticket stub.

Shuttle services and/or Park-and-Ride

Please note that no shuttle service will be operational between the University of Cape Town (UCT) or Hout Bay, due to the unavailability of parking. No dedicated Park-and-Ride locations will be operational – including UCT, Kronendal Primary and Ratanga Junction.

Road closures

A number of roads in and around the Cape Town Stadium precinct will be closed on the day (either a full or a partial closure) and traffic law enforcement teams will be monitoring the flow of traffic. Public transport services operating in the Green Point and CBD areas may be subject to localised deviations from 14h00 on the day of the event.

Parking

Parking restrictions will be enforced in the residential areas adjacent to Cape Town Stadium from 00h00 on 6 November to 00h00 (midnight) on November 7, 2012, including on Main Road. Motorists are advised to obey the signage. Normal restrictions and charges apply to kerbside parking in the CBD for a weekday.

People with disabilities:

• Dedicated parking has been allocated on D.F. Malan Drive for those attendees with disabilities who wish to use the stadium shuttle. Only people with an official disability permit from the City will be allowed to park in this dedicated parking area.
• Ticket-holders must formally request access to the dedicated parking bays for people with disabilities by sending an e-mail to Mike Lord at mike@alliancesafety.co.za
• Concert-goers will have to provide evidence that they are entitled to these parking bays by clearly displaying their Vehicle Access Permit (VAP) in full colour on their dashboard when entering the parking area (P5) on Vlei Road. Failure to display this permit will result in access being denied.
• Enquiries regarding the limited parking within the stadium for people with disabilities must be directed to Mike Lord at mike@alliancesafety.co.za
• Parking for people with disabilities is issued at the discretion of the event organiser and is subject to availability.

Drop-and-Go:

• Attendees may be dropped off and collected at the following appropriately sign-posted locations. Parking tariffs will apply until 17h00 when on-street parking becomes free of charge.
 In DF Malan Drive opposite the Artscape Theatre;
 In the bay off Helen Suzman Boulevard (city-bound carriageway), between Vlei Road and the elevated traffic circle at Granger Bay Boulevard;
 On-street in the CBD (on-street parking is available within the CBD, but no additional security will be provided);

• V&A Waterfront
 The V&A Waterfront has approximately 3 500 parking bays available to the general public.
 There is a charge associated with this parking, and traffic flows into and out of the V&A Waterfront may be congested.

Cycling

Attendees wishing to cycle to the stadium are encouraged to do so. Bicycle racks are located on the eastern (Waterfront) side of the elevated circle at the stadium. Cyclists must provide their own lock and chain as bicycles are left at own risk.
Please remember to wear a helmet, have adequate lighting and wear reflective clothing. Helmets are not allowed inside the stadium. Due to the number of people using the fan walk, it is advised that cyclists coming from the CBD use the route through the V&A Waterfront or the back roads in De Waterkant to access the stadium.

Ticket collection
Attendees are encouraged to collect their tickets from Computicket outlets before the day of the concert.

Things to remember:

  • No drinks and food are allowed into the stadium but you can fill up on some tasty goodies from the kiosks inside.
  • If you want to continue rocking out after the concert, dance the night away at our Top summer nightlife venues
  • Too tired to travel home? Lay your noggin down at one of our accommodation providers in the city centre.

For more entertainment news in the Mother City, visit our events listings.

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