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Transport plans for AFCON unveiled Print E-mail
15 January 2013

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With the spirit of the 2013 Orange African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament spreading rapidly through the country, the City of Joburg and its social partners have pulled out all stops to ensure that ticket holders get to the games without any hassles. An elaborate public transport plan, which includes park and walk facilities, has been put in place.
 
The National Stadium (Soccer City/FNB Stadium) will host the opening match between Bafana Bafana and Cape Verde Islands on Saturday January 19, another Group A game between Angola and Morocco later the same day, and the final on Sunday February 10.
 
As part of the public transport plan, fans can catch a Rea Vaya bus at any station or stop in Soweto or the Johannesburg inner city to the stadium. The return fare is R17 per passenger.
All feeder and complementary routes will be serviced before and after the matches and fans using the feeder service will be required to pay an extra R9 for the additional journey.
 
Suburban rail commuter service Metrorail will run special train services from Johannesburg’s Park Station and Westgate Station as well as Vereeniging, Naledi, Daveyton, Katlehong, Springs, Randfontein, Pretoria, Mabopane, Mamelodi and Atteridgeville to Nasrec Station, just outside the venue.
 
For fans that prefer to use their private vehicles, the City of Joburg has made park and ride, and park and walk facilities available. They can park their cars either at Constitutional Hill in Braamfontein or Westgate railway station in the inner city and catch a Rea Vaya bus to the stadium at a cost of R30 return a person. The maximum travelling time is 20 minutes. The service will start operating four hours before the start of the opening and closing ceremonies.
 
Soccer fans can also use park and walk facilities at Shareworld, Aeroton and the cemetery site at corner Randshow and Aerodrome roads. This will cost you R50 a sedan, R100 a taxi and R400 a bus.
 
The spokesperson for the City of Joburg, Nthantisi Modingoane called on all ticket holders to plan their trip to the stadium well in advance and to leave early to avoid queues and congestion.
 

 
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