The City of Joburg has announced their plans for providing a dedicated public transport service for the FIFA Confederations Cup, which kicks off with hosts South Africa taking on Iraq on 14 June at Ellis Park stadium.
This service, called ‘iTransie 2 Ellis Park!’, will demonstrate the City’s ability to provide effective transport for world-class events.
Park and rides will run from the â€˜Coca-Cola Dome’, Wits University West Campus, Bezuidenhout Valley Park and Nasrec Expo Centre (gates 5 & 6), four hours prior to and after every game, with bus or taxi shuttles operating every 15 minutes.
‘iTransie 2 Ellis Park!’ will complement similar services being organised by the Gauteng Provincial Government, under the banner of Gauride for Gauteng which will allow residents to travel to Rustenburg and Bloemfontein for the matches there. The service will also be extended to residents travelling between Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, Tshwane/Pretoria and other Gauteng municipalities.
‘iTtransie 2 Ellis Park!’ is designed to be simple, easy and safe. Park and rides will be guarded and well sign-posted. The system is also colour coded to ensure that spectators return on the correct shuttle after each game.
The City of Joburg has urged all ticket holders to not use their private cars in the vicinity of Ellis Park stadium, but to rather use the convenience of public transport.
DATED: 5th June 2009