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Public transport the way to go for Ed Sheeran concert


23 March 2018

Public transport the way to go for Ed Sheeran concert

The Regional Council and Dunedin City Council have worked together on public transport options over the Easter weekend to help people attending the Ed Sheeran concerts to get from A to B.

A shuttle will connect the Octagon and the Stadium area before and after each concert. To help people travel to and from the city, several of the city’s standard bus routes will run until around 2am on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. An additional two special bus routes (‘northern suburbs’ and ‘southern suburbs’) will service most parts of town not covered by these routes, with last departures from the Octagon at 2.30am (southern suburbs) and 2.45am (northern suburbs). Mosgiel will be serviced by a train.

Easter Sunday is normally one of three days per year with no ORC-run buses running at all, but will have services on several routes this year running from mid-afternoon, as well as the two special routes (‘Northern suburbs’ and ‘Southern suburbs’). With no concert on Good Friday, it will be observed as usual (no ORC-run buses). Otago Heritage Bus Society is also running some special services over Easter weekend.

"The concerts are a major event for the city over a weekend when bus services are typically reduced” Sian Sutton, ORC Director Stakeholder Engagement says. “It’s anticipated there will be in excess of 100,000 people in the city for the concerts, so ensuring that people can travel to and from the events and around the city is a priority for ourselves and the DCC. This is not only for the convenience of concert-goers but also for the safety and convenience of local residents. The proposed services aim to ensure that as many concert-goers as possible can leave their vehicles at home if they choose to. We’re really excited to see our city attract an artist of this calibre and want to make this a positive experience for everyone involved.”

DCC General Manager Community Services Simon Pickford says, “We’re really pleased to be able to offer transport options which are flexible, convenient and affordable to get people from home to the concerts and back again.”

WhatDetailsFare information
SHUTTLES
To and from the Octagon and the Stadium area
Depart ex-Octagon
From outside Dunedin iSite
Every ten mins 3.50pm – 8.00pm
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Depart Stadium area
From outside Technique Restaurant 41-49 Harbour Tce
Every ten mins 10.30pm-11.30pm
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Present your concert ticket to board free
BUSES
Extra services on many routes
• There will be services until late (around 2am) on these bus routes on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

• Route 5/6 - Calton Hill to Pine Hill
• Route 10/11 - Shiel Hill to Opoho
• Route 14 - Port Chalmers
• Route 15 - Ridge Runner
• Route 18 - Peninsula/Portobello
• Route 37/38 - Concord
• Route 63 - Balaclava/Logan Park
• Late service to and from Palmerston
Timetables
Thursday: Weekday timetable until 11pm; late night services timetables atwww.orc.govt.nz/edbybus

Saturday: Weekend timetable until 11pm; late night services timetables atwww.orc.govt.nz/edbybus

Sunday: Services from 3pm until around 2pm; timetables at www.orc.govt.nz/edbybus

Route information
Refer to your bus timetable booklet orwww.orc.govt.nz/buses for route information.

Normal fares for ORC-run buses (cash or GoCard) – see our fares page
www.orc.govt.nz/public-transport/dunedin-buses/fares-and-gocard
BUSES
Special services: Northern suburbs and Southern suburbs
Special chartered services on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Northern suburbs
Every half hour from the Octagon, first bus 11.15pm, last bus 2.45am
Runs to Wakari, Maori Hill and Normanby.

Southern suburbs
Every half hour from the Octagon, first bus 11pm, last bus 2.30am
Runs to St Kilda, St Clair and Caversham.

More details and maps for these routes coming to www.orc.govt.nz/edbybus soon.

Normal fares for ORC-run buses (cash or GoCard) – see our fares page
www.orc.govt.nz/public-transport/dunedin-buses/fares-and-gocard
TRAIN
Between Mosgiel and town
Thursday
Depart Mosgiel Railway station platform: 5.20pm
via Wingatui
Arrive Dunedin Railway station: 6.00pm

Depart Dunedin Railway station: 11.45pm
via Wingatui
Arrive Mosgiel railway station platform: 12.15am

Saturday and Sunday
Depart Mosgiel Railway station platform: 5.50pm
via Wingatui
Arrive Dunedin Railway station: 6.20pm

Depart Dunedin Railway station: 11.45pm
via Wingatui
Arrive Mosgiel railway station platform: 12.15am


Bookings made via Dunedin Railways

bookings@dunedinrailways.co.nz
03 477 4449

Bookings essential; limited seats available

$10 return for adults
$5 for return children (including high-school aged children)

More details: www.orc.govt/edbybus
Heritage Bus Society is also running some services on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Details on their website: www.otagoheritagebus.co.nz

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