Travelling to Taylor Swift, Stereosonic, Aus X Open or Short Course Swimming requires Olympic-Style Planning
16 Nov 2015
Transport to and from Sydney Olympic Park will be at its busiest since the 2000 Games, when four major events take place in the precinct on Saturday 28 November.
“More than 150,000 people are expected at Sydney Olympic Park so there will be delays and crowding but public transport is the best way to travel,” said a spokesperson for the Transport Management Centre.
72,000 people are expected to attend the Taylor Swift concert at ANZ Stadium. A further 55,000 are expected at the Stereosonic music festival at Sydney Showground. Around 14,000 will be at the AUS-X Open at Allphones Arena, and 2,000 will attend the Short Course Swimming Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
“Anyone attending any of these events is advised to plan ahead, and allow even more travel time than for previous big events at Sydney Olympic Park.”
Frequent trains will run between Central and Olympic Park from 2pm, with services every four minutes until 1:45am to get people home. There will also be direct trains on the T1 Western Line to and from Blacktown, Schofields and Penrith. As well, extra late night trains will be running on most other lines.
“If you’re catching the train you’ll need an Opal card or ticket, and plenty of patience”, said the spokesperson.
Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses will also be running. They will start between 2:40pm and 3:30pm depending on the route, with the last buses leaving the precinct at midnight. Return fares for these buses are cash only - $5 for adults and $2.50 concession.
Anyone planning to drive to Sydney Olympic Park should expect significant delays. Parking spaces need to be pre-booked and will be in high demand.
Motorists picking up passengers can use a dedicated pick up zone on Carter Street and Uhrig Road from 9:30pm.
“Traffic will be heavy inside the precinct and on major approaches including the M4, Homebush Bay Drive, Parramatta Road, Silverwater Road and Hill Road”.
“Anyone who isn’t attending one of the four events should avoid the area.”
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download a real-time traffic app from the App Store or Google Play, or call 132 701. For timetables, maps and trip planning visit www.transportnsw.info or download a train or bus app from the App Store or Google Play.
Media contact: Transport Management Centre 02 8396 7942 or 8396 1585