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Appeal to use park-and-ride facilities in Cape

By Anna Majavu | Jun 01, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

THE City of Cape Town has appealed to Capetonians to make use of the park-and-ride facilities arranged throughout the city.

THE City of Cape Town has appealed to Capetonians to make use of the park-and-ride facilities arranged throughout the city.

This will alleviate congestion likely to be caused by increased traffic and road closures, the city said yesterday.

Anyone who wants to make a full day of their trip to the stadium can park their cars in the morning and travel through to the Grand Parade to join in the fun at the official Cape Town Fifa Fan Fest, open daily between 11am and 11pm.

From there visitors to the Fan Fest can either follow the pedestrian Fan Walk through the CBD to Green Point, or catch the new inner-city bus service on the corner of Darling and Buitenkant streets and change at the Civic Centre Station on to the stadium shuttle.

GrandWest has made 1000 additional parking bays available at the complex and anyone who wishes to park there can catch the special trains leaving from Goodwood station behind the complex.

Some 1500 parking bays have been made available at Ratanga Junction and visitors can catch special buses leaving from there.

There will be park-and-ride facilities every day for the duration of the World Cup at:

lGoodwood - parking at GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World; Brackenfell - station parking; Fish Hoek - beach parking area;

l Claremont - parking on Palmyra Road, east of the station; l Kuils River - station parking;

lCentury City - parking at Ratanga Junction with a shuttle service to the station;

lOttery - parking at the Youth Care Centre (opposite the Church);

lRetreat - station parking;

lOosterzee - parking at Settlers High School; and

lStrand - parking at the municipal building opposite the station.

On match days only, the following facilities will operate from four hours before kick-off and until four hours after the final whistle:

lKronendal Primary School sports field off Andrews Road in Hout Bay;

lCamps Bay High School sports field in Maiden's Cove off Victoria Road;

lUniversity of Cape Town's Upper Campus in Rondebosch; and

lAdditional security will also be available at Eersterivier, Heideveld, Khayelitsha, Kraaifontein, Langa, Lansdowne, Monte Vista, Muizenberg, Nyanga, Philippi and Plumstead. - Sapa


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