With only nine days left before the FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off, the City of Johannesburg is ready to provide efficient transport services to football fans attending the games at Ellis Park Stadium.
“I am pleased to announce that we will be providing a dedicated public
transport service to Ellis Park starting on June 14,” mayoral committee
member responsible for transport, Rehana Moosajee, told BuaNews.
“This service, called iTransie 2 Ellis Park!, will demonstrate the
city’s ability to provide effective transport for world-class events
and prove its readiness for the 2010 Soccer World Cup,” she said.
The iTransie 2 Ellispark! service, which will run in partnership with
the taxi industry, aims to ensure that all spectators can travel safely
to the games at Ellis Park.
“We have planned iTransie 2 Ellispark! 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,” she said.
Moosajee appealed to ticket-holders for Confederations Cup matches to resist trying to use their private vehicles and attempting to find
parking spaces in the vicinity of Ellis Park, urging them instead to use the convenience
of public transport.
Park-and-ride schemes will also operate at the Coca-Cola Dome, Wits West
Campus, Bezuidenhout Valley Park and Nasrec Expo Centre four hours
prior to and after every game with bus or taxi shuttles running every 15