Members of the public are encouraged to make use of the efficient public transport on 5 March when Bafana Bafana take on five-time world champions Brazil at FNB Stadium. The match kicks off at 19h00.
Addressing members of the media in Johannesburg on Friday (21 March 2014), Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Mr Wayne Minaar said due to the historical congestion experienced during high profile matches of this nature, soccer fans should try by all means to avoid using private vehicles.
“We want members of the public to make use of a variety of public transportation to FNB Stadium. We also want to ask the public to arrive early at the stadium,” said Minaar, who added that strict road closures will be in operation within the Nasrec precinct.
“Illegal parking, including pavement parking will be strictly regulated and heavy fines will be imposed to all culprits. Use public transport, it will be cost effective, reliable and very efficient,” he said adding that there was limited pre-paid public parking within the Nasrec precinct.
Meanwhile, Rea Vaya has assured members of the public that the park and ride services will be running at full throttle on the day of the match and the public can make use of facilities at Constitutional Hill, Metro Centre, Westgate, UJ Kingsway and Indingilizi Rea Vaya Bus terminal.
The Metrorail will also provide four trains departing from the Park Station from 16h00-18h00. The trains will depart soon after the match from Nasrec. The return ticket will cost R20 which include secured car parking next to Park Station.
The pick-up and drop off points for taxis will be Noord Street, Bree Street Taxi Rank, Baragwanath, Eldos, Dobsonville Police Station, Meadowlands Police Station, Phefeni Taxi Rank, Cross Road Taxi Rank and Dube Station Taxi Rank.
Tickets for the match are going for R50, R100 and R200 for the upper, lower and middle tiers.
Gates will open at 16h00.