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Public transport the way to go for Ed Sheeran concert

Media Release - 23 March 2018

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.”

What

Details

Fare 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 at www.orc.govt.nz/edbybus

 

Saturday: Weekend timetable until 11pm; late night services timetables at www.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 or www.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)

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