The 2010 Local Organising Committee has issued comprehensive transport guidelines and other important information for the thousands of fans who will be attending matches on Day 3 of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Polokwane: 1:30pm Algeria vs Slovenia
Tshwane/Pretoria: 4pm Serbia vs Ghana
Durban: 8:30pm Germany vs Australia
Polokwane will offer visitors and residents safe and easily accessible public transport during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Rail and bus services will cater for a wide variety of transport requirements, and will ensure that the Peter Mokaba Stadium, situated towards the north of the eastern bypass and the FIFA Fan Fest in Suid Street, east of the stadium, are adequately served.
Existing rail and bus will extend their services to cater for the increased demand around match times. Event-related public transport i.e. shuttles to the Polokwane International Airport, the Peter Mokaba Stadium and park-and-ride services will be added to the regular public transport system. Polokwane's inner city will be served by an inner city transport service.
To cater for pedestrian movement, certain areas within the city will be turned into dedicated pedestrian routes i.e. along Bodenstein and down Landdros Mare linking the inner city, Fan Park and main transport facilities with the stadium.
Airport Shuttle: An Airport shuttle from Polokwane Airport to the Central Hub will be scheduled around arrivals and departures at the airport. The shuttles will service the stadium and Fan Fest.
Transport Hub: The Central Transport Hub is situated between Mark, Bodenstein and General Joubert Streets.
This area will serve as a drop off and pick up point for the following services:
Non Accredited Tour Operators
Intercity Services (on Non Match Days)
In addition, the Fan Walk originates at the Central Transport Hub.
Pedestrians will follow signage down Bodenstein, right into Landdros Mare and into Suid Street. The Central Transport Hub will be operational from 10:00 to 24:00. A board will indicate the details of each service that has dropped off visitors and the relevant collection times.
Inner City Service: A shuttle will operate on a continuous basis around the city.
This shuttle will service the following areas:
Stadium / Fan Fest
Capricorn High School
Pietersburg High School
Tom Naud, High School
This service will run continuously from 07:00 to 4 hours after the end of the match. Each of the stopping points will have a shuttle service every 15 minutes.
Game Reserve Shuttle: This service from surrounding game reserves to the stadium will be provided on demand.
Park-and-ride Sites: The following sites have been identified.
North Park-and-ride: Gateway Airport
South Park-and-ride: Nirvana Showgrounds
Bus and Taxi Shuttles will provide transport from Park-and-ride sites to the stadium and back, as well as from the airport, to the stadium and central transport hub.
Other on-demand shuttle services will carry a charge of between R10 and R20.
Commuter Rail: Fans travelling from outside of Polokwane can chose to use rail to get to the city but there will be no rail service to the stadium. Fans who travel by train will be shuttled to the stadium.
Tshwane will offer visitors and residents safe and easily accessible public transport during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Rail, bus, minibus taxi, metered taxi and car hire services will cater for a wide variety of transport requirements, and will ensure that Loftus Versfeld in Hatfield, the FIFA Fan Fest(tm) at the Tshwane Events Centre in the CBD, as well as the public viewing areas (PVAs) are adequately served.
Existing rail, bus and minibus taxis will extend their services to cater for the increased demand around match times. Event-related public transport i.e. shuttles to the Wonderboom Airport, Loftus Versfeld Stadium and Park-and-ride services will be added to the regular public transport system. Tshwane's inner city will be served by an inner city transport service. To cater for pedestrian movement, certain areas within the city will be turned into dedicated pedestrian routes i.e. the Park Street (north) and Lynnwood Road (south) linking the inner city and main transport facilities with the stadium.
The city will provide a shuttle service between Wonderboom Airport and the Tshwane/Pretoria Regional Transport Hub. There will not be a direct shuttle between Wonderboom Airport and Loftus Versfeld Stadium on match days. Spectators that want to travel between Wonderboom Airport and the stadium will have to make use of the Wonderboom Airport to Transport Hub Shuttle and transfer to rail or the /Loftus Versfeld Stadium shuttle.
Transport Hub: For ease of access and communication, the Pretoria Station and the City Hall parking area will operate as the Tshwane Regional Transport Hub which will operate 24 hours a day for the duration of the 2010 FIFA World Cup(tm).
Pretoria Station is located in the CBD at the intersection of Scheiding Street and Paul Kruger Street.
Transport services available at the Pretoria Station include:
All rail services;
Long distance buses (regular service);
Bus services to travel within Tshwane;
Special World Cup shuttles to OR Tambo International Airport, Wonderboom Airport, Lanseria International Airport;
Special World Cup shuttle to Johannesburg/Sandton
Special World Cup shuttles to Loftus Versfeld Stadium and the CBD accommodation hub.
Commuter Rail: This is the preferred mode of Match Day transport.
Most spectators using public transport to the stadium will be transported by rail. Special rail services to Rissik Station at the stadium will be provided on Match Day. General spectators making use of rail will have a dedicated signed route from Rissik Station via Festival Street to Park Street and follow a dedicated walk route to the stadium.
The following six train stations will be used for rail Park-and-ride facilities (ie fans will be able to park their cars at these stations and catch a train directly to the stadium.
Pretoria Main Station.
Park-and-ride Sites: The following sites have been identified and Park-and-ride sites.
University of Pretoria
Sport Campus, Pretoria Sport Union
The Park-and-ride services will operate from 4 hours before kick-off to 2 hours after the game ends at no charge. Other shuttle services will operate from 06h00- 24h00, at a charge of between R12 to R25.
Park and Walk Sites:
Pretoria Technical High School
The City of Durban will offer visitors and residents safe and easily accessible public transport during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Rail, bus and other existing services i.e. metered taxis and car rentals will cater for a wide variety of transport requirements, and will ensure that Durban Stadium, the FIFA Fan Fest and the public viewing areas (PVAs) are adequately served. Event-related public transport will be added to the regular public transport system i.e. an airport shuttle to the King Shaka International Airport, a stadium shuttle to the Durban Stadium and park-and-ride services. Travel around the city will be served by an inner city transport service.
Airport Shuttle Service: An airport-to-city service will run from King Shaka International Airport, via the accommodation zones to the north of the City (Umhlanga) and the Durban Beachfront, to the Central Transport Hub in the CBD.
Inter-city services: Durban's inner city is served by a new inner city transport service, the People Mover buses, which currently operate along two designated routes within the city. These will depart every 15 minutes between 06:00 and 23:00. For detailed service schedules visit www.durbanpeoplemover.co.za.
Stadium Match Shuttle: The Durban Stadium is located in the north of the Inner City within close proximity to the rail network and some accommodation zones, providing spectators with the options of either taking the Stadium Shuttle from the Central Transport Hub in the city centre or using rail to the Moses Mabhida Station and walking to the venue.
Priority Pedestrian Network: The eThekwini (Durban) Municipality has developed a Priority Pedestrian Network that links accommodation zones and areas with extensive parking to either the Stadium, Fan Fest Area, nearest rail station or the Central Transport Hub. This network consists of 9 routes which will be signposted with route numbers and colour coded for ease of wayfinding for visitors to the City.
Park and Ride Sites: The following sites have been identified as park and ride sites:
Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge
Pavillion, Jack Martens Drive, Westville
Galleria, Moss Kolnick Drive, Amanzimtoti
These services will run from 9:00 in the morning to 03:00 the next morning.
Commuter Rail: Moses Mabhida and Durban stations are the main rail gateway for the stadium and Fan Fest respectively. Thirteen key rail stations have been identified for park-and ride sites.
The rules made easy
There are a number of rules which govern what fans can bring into the 10 stadiums which will host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
A general list of prohibited items have been listed in the official 2010 FIFA World Cup Fan Guide and signage at the stadiums will remind fans of what they can and cannot bring into the stadium but there are a few other important points that they will have to take note of.
Parents who want to bring a small child or baby to a match will have to purchase a ticket for themselves as well as their child even if they are planning to have the child sit on their lap throughout the match. While megaphones, hooters or gas powered horns are on the list of prohibited items, fans can bring vuvuzelas to the stadiums.
Motorcycle helmets are prohibited but makarapas (safety helmets which have been decorated with football paraphernalia) are allowed as they are worn on the head for the duration of the match.
Stadiums will be open 3 hours before prior to the kick off time for matches 2-63. The stadiums for match 64 will open 4 hours prior to the kick off time. For the opening match the gates at Soccer City will be open from 10am. Fans are encouraged to be seated for the opening ceremony by 1pm. The ceremony starts at 2pm.
Spectators are requested to allow plenty of time and arrive as early as possible to avoid queues and must be aware that there will be no storage facilities at the stadiums to store prohibited items.
Spectators are not permitted to use or bring their video cameras, cameras (except for private use and then only with one lens and no rechargeable batteries) or other sound or video recording equipment or computers or other devices used for the purposes of transmitting or disseminating sound, pictures, descriptions or results of the events via the internet or other forms of media.
Spectators are also not allowed to bring bottles, cups, jugs or cans of any kind as well as other objects made from plastic, glass or any other fragile, non-shatterproof or especially tough material or Terapak packaging. Spectators are able to bring in such items as plastic baby feeding bottles but only in these specific cases of the very young if they are for a particular medical need. Otherwise these objects will not be allowed.
Standard one metre vuvuzela will be allowed into the stadium. No megaphones, hooters, or gas-powered horns. Kuduzelas and not allowed.
The OC would like to urge fans to understand that there are other people in the stadium who would also like to enjoy the game.
Spectators will be expected to leave immediately after the match and the stadium must be cleared within two hours of the final whistle.
Spectators are prohibited from carrying unwieldy objects such as large bags, rucksacks, suitcases and sports bags. "Unwieldy" is given to mean objects which are larger than 25cmx25cmx25cm and which cannot be stowed under the seat in the stadium.
Spectators will not be allowed to bring food into the stadiums.
Food on offer at the stadiums will include hotdogs, boerewors rolls, a variety of sandwiches, pies, halaal catering, crisps, chocolates and sweets.
Spectators are not allowed to bring alcohol in the stadiums, however, there will be alcohol sold at the stadiums.
Here is the full list of prohibited items for the stadiums:
No bottles, cups, jugs or cans.
No recording of sound images or footage other than for private use.
No alcohol or drugs.
No racist or xenophobic material eg t-shirts or flags.
No entering the pitch or area around the pitch.
No banners or flags larger than 2m x 1.5m.
No promotional or commercial material.
No motorcycle helmets.
No food or drink.
No gas, spray cans, corrosives or anything that could cause fire.
No standing on seats.
No excessive noise; megaphone, hooters or gas powered horns.
Vuvuzelas are allowed. Kuduzelas are not allowed.
No selling of goods or tickets.
No transmitting or broadcasting of sound, pictures, descriptions or results of the events via the Internet or other forms of media.
No objects which could compromise public safety.
No big objects which cannot be stowed under the seat.
Upon entry to the stadium precinct, fans will be directed to entry points by official signage.
They will then be directed to enter a security point where a security check will be carried out. A ticket check will also be performed here.
Once they have been cleared, they will be directed to a turnstile, where they will be asked to insert their ticket into a ticket reader.
If the ticket is valid, they will be granted entry into the stadium.
All stadium sections and seats will be visibly marked but stewards and volunteers are available to assist.
Once inside the stadium there are few guidelines which fans should
Produce your ticket when asked to do so
Only sit in the seat indicated on your ticket
Co-operate during security inspections
Stay out of restricted areas within the stadium
Keep all access stairways and emergency exists clear at all times
Only smoke in designated areas
Co-operate when asked to move to seats other than those allocated for security reasons
Spectators should be informed that companies may try to use fans as promotional tools by distributing promotional items to them in large quantities or with prominent branding - these items may include branded headgear, branded vuvuzelas, branded inflatables and branded flags or banners.
Spectators should know that these items are prohibited from the stadiums under the Stadium Code of Conduct and the Ticketing Terms and Conditions which prohibit any unauthorized marketing or advertising activity at a FIFA World Cup Match.
Spectators should be aware that security stewards are instructed not to let in any spectators carrying these items, so they should not attempt to attempt to bring them to the stadium;
The following items do not constitute prohibited marketing items:
Branded replica team football jerseys, unbranded generic football supporter items and normal branded items of clothing.
Source: 2010 Local Organising Committee.