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South Africa: Joburg's Transport Plans for Afcon in Place

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South African soccer fans.

Pretoria — The City of Johannesburg says it is ready to provide a safe, reliable and efficient public transport system for the matches of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) it will host.

It said on Thursday it would ensure that transport connecting into or operating in Joburg was fully operational on match days.

The following park and ride facilities will be operational during the Afcon matches on 19 January and 10 February:

  •  Constitutional Hill, Joubert Street, Braamfontein
  • -Westgate, Cnr Pat Mbatha and Anderson Street, Johannesburg Down Town

The park and walk facilities will be located in:

  •  Aeroton, Adcock Ingram Road
  • Rand Show Road, Cnr Randshow and Aerodrome Road
  •  Shareworld, Cnr Shaft 17 and Nasrec Road

The gates at the park and ride/park and walk facilities will open four hours before the opening/closing ceremony and shuttle services will operate after the game until all fans have been taken to their vehicles.

Shuttles will leave the park and ride areas for the stadium every 10 minutes and as per demand.

The park and ride and park and walk venues will remain open until all cars have left the facilities.

Westgate and Constitution Hill will be serviced by Rea Vaya BRT. Spectators will be directed to board buses at the nearest station.

The Rea Vaya BRT will operate its service at all its stations from Ellis Park and Park Station to National Stadium and from its station at Thokoza Park to national Stadium on match days. Frequencies will be approximately every 10 minutes.

Westgate and Constitution Hill will have drop-off and pick-up at the BRT Stations (Nasrec Transport Hub):

  •  North Station to cater for Westgate and South Station to cater for Constitution Hill

Normal service will drop-off at the National Stadium Stations that are situated on the Soweto Highway.

Conhill park and ride will cost R30 return with paper tickets to be issued per person.

Tickets will be sold at Conhill Rea Vaya Station.

Westgate park and ride will cost R30 return with paper tickets to be issued per person

Tickets will be sold at Westgate Rea Vaya Station.

Aeroton park and walk will cost R50 per vehicle, R100 per minibus taxi and R400 per bus. These parking spaces are sold through Computicket.

Shareworld park and walk will cost R50 per vehicle, R100 per minibus taxi and R400 per bus.

These parking spaces are sold through Computicket

The Rand Show park and walk will cost R50 per vehicle, R100 per minibus taxi and R400 per bus. These parking spaces are sold through Computicket

Trains from the following destinations will service National Stadium (Nasrec Station) on match days: Vereeniging, Naledi, Leralla, Daveyton, Katlehong, Springs, Randfontein, Dewilt (via Pretoria), Mabopane, Pretoria, Joburg Park Station, Westgate, Mamelodi, Attridgeville.

Metrorail will be running a shuttle service from Westgate to National Stadium on match days.

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