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Castrol Edge Tri Nations - Qantas Wallabies v Springboks: Getting to the Game

  
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7/21/2011
By ARU Media Unit


 The Castrol Edge Tri Nations begins this weekend when the Qantas Wallabies take on the Springboks at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

 
The Test will kick-off at 8pm and fans are encourage to plan their trip, arrive early and take public transport.
 
There will be a number of other events occurring around the Sydney Olympic Park precinct on Saturday, which will increase the amount of pedestrian and vehicle traffic travelling to and from the area. 
 
 

Public Transport

 
All tickets to the Castrol Edge Tri Nations Test between the Qantas Wallabies v Springboks at ANZ Stadium on Saturday evening include entry and travel on public transport to and from the game on CityRail trains, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event buses, regular Sydney Buses, and Liverpool to Parramatta T-way bus services.
 
Fans are encouraged to take advantage of public transport, which is included in every Test ticket, to avoid expected congestion on roads in and around the Sydney Olympic Park precinct.
 
Direct services between Central and Olympic Park Station will begin operating every 5 - 10 minutes from 5.38pm. These services stop at Redfern and Strathfield stations. All Blue Mountains Line services heading to the city between 4pm and 8pm will stop at Lidcombe Station.
 
Customers travelling from other locations should travel to Lidcombe Station and change for Olympic Park services, departing every 10 minutes to Olympic Park Station.
 
Some areas (Illawarra Line, Bankstown Line, Airport & East Hills Line and Northern Line) are also serviced by Sydney Olympic Park Major Events Buses, which provide direct services to and from Sydney Olympic Park.
 
Upon completion of the match, trains from Olympic Park to Central will operate every 5-10 minutes until 12.30am, stopping at Strathfield and Redfern stations. Olympic Park services will also operate every 10 minutes to Lidcombe Station until 12.30am while an additional Inner West Line service will depart Strathfield at 10.38pm, stopping all stations to Circular Quay.
 
An additional North Shore Line service will depart from Central at 11.13pm stopping all stations to Hornsby and an additional Newcastle & Central Coast Line service will depart from Central at 10.45pm and Strathfield (10.59pm), stopping Eastwood, Epping, Hornsby then all stations (except Wondabyne) to Wyong.
 
There will also be an additional South Coast Line service departing Central at 10.55pm heading to Wollongong and all Blue Mountains Line services travelling from the city will stop at Lidcombe between 9pm and Midnight.
 
Fans are reminded to keep their tickets safe for their return journey, as a valid ticket is required when travelling on public transport.
 
For more information, visit www.131500.com.au
 
 
Parking and Traffic Information
While parking is available in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct spaces will be limited due to a number of events occurring between 10am and 11pm on Saturday, creating additional demand on the parking and road network. 
 
Fans are strongly encouraged to take public transport where possible, however if they do choose to drive it is advisable that parking is pre-booked via the ticketek website – www.ticketek.com.au. Anyone who has not pre-booked parking is encouraged to leave their car at home.
 
To avoid expected congestion, patrons who have pre-booked parking should allow plenty of time to get to Sydney Olympic Park, find a parking space and get to their seat before the game.
 
Traffic congestion is expected on Homebush Bay Drive. If driving to the game from the north via Lane Cove Road or from the east via Victoria Road, the alternative route of Victoria Road, Silverwater Road, Holker Street and Hill Road into the Sydney Olympic Park precinct is highly recommended.
 
 

Ticket Collection

 
To avoid queues, fans are encouraged to pick up their tickets from agencies listed as 'City Box Office Collect'. Click here for locations. If fans choose to pick up their tickets from ANZ Stadium they are encouraged to ensure they arrive early - the Box Office will open at 5:30pm on game day.
 
 

EzyTicket

 
If you have an EzyTicket, make sure you print off each individual EzyTicket before coming to the event. For further information, click here 
 
 
For more event information including details about public transport, running times, Stadium gate opening and game times, what to bring, what not to bring and more, click here