FIFA 2010 Transport options

Written by on May 10, 2010 in u

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO MATCH GAMES IN JOHANNESBURG

Public transport will be the best way to travel for residents and visitors to Johannesburg during the coming 2010 World Cup Tournament. The following options will be available to residents and visitors travelling to the stadium on the designated match days. Spectators should be aware of the fact that no private vehicles will be allowed within the stadium precincts and only people with valid, official tickets for the match will be admitted to the immediate surrounding areas.

Park and Ride’s are designated areas around the City that are available for you to safely park your car for a fee and safely catch a shuttle service provided by the City to the stadium to watch your game. This shuttle service will also transport you safely back to the Park and Ride.

Park and Walk’s are designated areas near the stadiums that are available for you to safely park your car for a fee, that is close enough for you to able to easily follow the signage and walk to the stadiums and back on match days.

Services running in between cities outside Gauteng will be transporting fans from other cities and towns around South Africa into Johannesburg to either Sandton Metrobus Transport Hub or to Westgate Transport Hub where they will be able to catch either Rea Vaya BRT or Metrorail to the game

The Westgate and Sandton Transport Hub is where various modes of public transport will be converging. InterCity and in between cities outside Gauteng buses will drop fans at the Westgate Transport Hub. From the Westgate Transport Hub fans can catch Rea Vaya BRT or Metrorail straight to the stadiums.

Metrorail is a commuter train service. It will be transporting fans to the stadiums on match days, using several selected rail lines. Additional trains will be used for the fans to get around as well as commuters.

Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is the City’s brand new bus service. It runs a service between Soweto and Johannesburg. It passes both Soccer City and Ellis Park. During the World Cup, spectators can catch the Rea Vaya from any Rea Vaya Station to the Soccer Stadiums.


PARK AND WALK

Park and Walk’s are designated areas near the stadiums that are available for you to safely park your car for a fee, that is close enough for you to able to easily follow the signage and walk to the stadiums and back on match days.

Ellis Park

  1. Athlone Boys Park and Walk


3rd Street, Bezuidenhout,
East of Johannesburg CBD

Distance: 1.8km to the stadium.

Soccer City

  1. Aeroton Park and Walk


Adcock Ingram Avenue, Aeroton
South of Johannesburg CBD

Distance: 2km to the stadium.

  1. Rand Show Road Park and Walk


Corner Randshow and Aerodome Road in the suburb of Aeroton.
South of Johannesburg CBD.

Distance: 2km walking distance

  1. Shareworld Park and Walk


Shaft Road in the suburb of Nasrec.
South of Johannesburg CBD.

900m walking distance

Cost of Park and Walks


In order to access the Park and Walk system you will be required to book your space by for your vehicle by buying a Park and Walk ticket. These tickets can be bought at Ticketbreak, www.ticketbreak.co.za.

  • Car R50.00
  • Minibus taxi or similar (15, 18, 24 seater) R100.00
  • 35-40 seater bus R500.00
  • 64 seater bus and more R700.00

10 easy Park and Walk steps

  1. Make sure that you buy your Park and Walk ticket in good time. These tickets can be purchased prior to the match day. Tickets will not be able to be purchased at the Park and Walk venues.
  2. Drive to your closest Park and Walk; follow the signage to the entrance.
  3. Make sure that you have your transport ticket, match ticket and ID with you. No vehicle will be allowed into the area without a valid transport ticket. Please leave all prohibited items behind
  4. Take notice of the name of your Park and Walk– for example Aeroton Park and Walk. With the help of parking attendants, park your car.
  5. Follow the signs and walk to the stadium. Please note the route taken. It will be the same route after the game.
  6. Watch your favourite team go for glory!!
  7. Leave the stadium and immediately look for directional signage back to your Park and Walk. You should see signage immediately after exiting the stadium.
  8. Do not rush out of the stadium.
  9. Follow the same route back to your Park and Walk.
  10. Return to your vehicle and leave the Park and Wal

PARK AND RIDE

Park and Ride’s are designated areas around the City that are available for you to safely park your car for a fee and safely catch a shuttle service provided by the City to the stadium to watch your game. This shuttle service will also transport you safely back to the Park and Ride.

Ellis Park

  1. Bezuidenhout Valley Park


Marcia Street , Observatory,
East of Johannesburg CBD.

  1. Wits Campus


Enoch Sontonga Avenue and Empire Rd, Braamfontein,
Northwest of Johannesburg CBD.

  1. Con Hill (Constitution Hill)


2 Queens Street, Braampark.
East of Johannesburg CBD.

  1. Gold Reef


Data Crescent in Gold Reef,
South of Johannesburg CBD.

Soccer City

  1. Wits Campus


Enoch Sontonga Avenue and Empire Rd, Braamfontein,
Northwest of Johannesburg CBD.

  1. Con Hill (Constitution Hill)


2 Queens Street, Braampark.
East of Johannesburg CBD.

  1. Gold Reef


Data Crescent in Gold Reef,
South of Johannesburg CBD.

Cost of Park and Rides


In order to access the Park and Ride system you will be required to book your space for your vehicle by buying a transport ticket. These tickets can be bought at Ticketbreak,
www.ticketbreak.co.za.

  • Car R50.00
  • Minibus taxi or similar (15, 18, 24 seater) R100.00
  • 35-40 seater bus R500.00
  • 64 seater bus and more R700.00

10 easy Park and Ride steps

  1. Make sure that you buy your Park and Ride ticket in good time. These tickets can be purchased prior to the match day. Tickets will not be able to be purchased at the Park and Ride venues
  2. Drive to your closest Park and Ride. Follow the signage to the entrance
  3. Make sure that you have your transport ticket, match ticket and ID with you. No vehicle will be allowed into the area without a valid transport ticket. Please leave all prohibited items behind
  4. Take notice of the name of your Park and Ride – for example Bez Valley Park and Ride. Park your car and walk to the designated loading area
  5. Ride to the stadium. Please note the drop off point. It will be the same pick up point after the game.
  6. Watch your favourite team go for glory!!
  7. Leave the stadium and immediately look for directional signage to your drop off point. Don’t walk too far beyond the precinct. You should see signage immediately after exiting the stadium.
  8. Do not rush out of the stadium. There are enough buses and taxi’s for everyone
  9. Once you arrive at your correct drop off point wait patiently in the queue for the marshal to give you instructions.
  10. Return to your Park and Ride

METRORAIL

Metrorail will be transporting fans on both and event service and their ordinary commuter service. On match days extra trains will be provided to run from Westgate Transport Hub to Soccer City.
There will be
no charge for taking the trains to the games if you are a ticket holder.

Using Metrorail:


The trains listed below are the stations at the end of each railway line. The trains will be stopping at various other stations along their lines to pick up fans. Check if the station you want to use is operational on match days and what time those trains will be running, please look at the Prasa website www.prasa.com.

Trains from the following destinations will service Ellis Park (Doornfontein Station and Jeppe Station):


• Vereeninging
• Naledi
• Leralla
• Daveyton
• Katlehong
• Springs
• Randfontein
• Dewilt Pretoria
• Mabopane
• Saulsville Pretoria
• Pienaarspoort
• Pretoria


Trains from the following destinations will service
Soccer City (Nasrec Station):


• Vereeniging
• Naledi
• Leralla
• Daveyton
• Katlehong
• Springs
• Randfontein
• Dewilt Pretoria
• Mabopane
• Saulsville Pretoria
• Peinaarspoort
• Pretoria Johannesburg
• Johannesburg (Park Station)
• Westgate

10 easy Metrorail steps:

  1. Visit the Prasa website www.prasa.com
  2. Check if there is a train service in your area
  3. Check that the trains will be running on match days and which is the closest station to you.
  4. Check what time the train will be arriving at and departing from the station on match days
  5. Ensure you arrive at the station early, so you don’t miss the train
  6. Ride to the stadium. Please note the station name and the route from the station to the stadium. It will be the same after the game. Remember Ellis Park has 2 stations: Jeppe and Doornfontein and Soccer City has only 1: Nasrec Station.
  7. Watch your favourite team go for glory!!
  8. Leave the stadium and immediately look for directional signage to your Station. You should see signage immediately after exiting the stadium.
  9. Do not rush out of the stadium.
  10. Once you arrive at your correct drop off point wait patiently in the queue to get back onto Metrorail and return to your station.

Metrorail Match Day Schedules:

To see the Metrorail Match Day Schedules please visit the Prasa Website www.prasa.com


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  1. ronel says:

    Where do we book and pay for park and walk facility ?

  2. Charmaine says:

    Is there a metro train running to and from Compensation Station (near Ballito) to Moses Madhiba stadium for the soccer world cup and if so where do I get this information from?
    Thanks
    Charmaine

  3. Nanima says:

    visit this site PRASA metrorail http://www.prasa.com/Fifa/Routes.aspx
    for 2010 train schedules

    Gauteng

    Ellis Park and Doornfontein Station
    Loftus and Belle Ombre Station
    Orlando Station
    Nasrec Station
    KwaZulu-Natal

    Berea Station
    Merebank Station
    Red Hill Station
    Umbilo Station
    Malvern Station
    Duff’s Road Station
    Rossburgh Station
    Isipingo Station
    Reunion Station
    Moses Mabidha Station
    Western Cape

    Cape Town Station
    Langa Station
    Eastern Cape

    North End Station

  4. Shameel says:

    I have a disabled friend who has tickets to Ellis Park. Where can we park as he uses a wheel chair.

  5. Jeattle says:

    If you are being dropped off at Abel and Joe Slovo Road by a car, what do you do next? They keep telling me we are taking a shuttle bus, but do not understand the pick up point, drop off point or if we are going to need tickets for the shuttle. It seems very close to the stadium so not exactly sure why we would need a shuttle from that point. Wondering if I’m completely mixed up?

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