Footy fans are being encouraged to catch public transport to this Saturday’s AFL Elimination Final at Sydney Olympic Park.
The GWS Giants will be taking on the Western Bulldogs at GIANTS Stadium in the only AFL Final being played in Sydney this year.
“Tickets to the clash, which starts at 3:20pm, include travel on train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations) and Sydney Metro services,” Transport for NSW Coordinator General Marg Prendergast said.
“Extra trains will be running, with express services leaving Central every half hour between 1pm and 2:30pm.”
“You can also catch a train to Lidcombe and change for a direct service to Olympic Park, which runs every 10 minutes.”
“If you decide to drive to Sydney Olympic Park, make sure you give yourself plenty of time so you don’t miss any of the action,” Ms Prendergast said.
Traffic will be heavier than usual on roads approaching the precinct including the M4, Homebush Bay Drive and Concord Road.
“P1, P5 and P6 are the closest carparks to GIANTS Stadium, and you can pre-book parking up until midnight Friday to ensure you get a spot.”
“It’s a good idea to plan your trip especially if you’re going to travel by train as weekend trackwork will affect the City Circle, T1 Western Line, T3 Bankstown Line, T8 Airport & South Line and Blue Mountains Line this weekend.”
On the T1 Western Line, buses will be replacing trains between Emu Plains and Blacktown but rail replacement buses will be running every 10 minutes and trains will be running between Blacktown and the city.
For more public transport information, check www.transportnsw.info
For the latest traffic conditions, visit www.livetraffic.com