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U2 Concerts – The Joshua Tree Tour

Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park

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Gates open
16:30
Show starts
18:30
Finish
22:30

Important event information

Moore Park will be very busy on Friday and Saturday night with more than 45,000 U2 fans attending the concerts each night along with up to 10,000 people also attending other events in the precinct.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to leave the car at home and catch public transport with frequent shuttle buses running direct from Central and Circular Quay and return.

If you have to drive, expect delays and allow plenty of additional travel time, especially during the already busy Friday evening peak. Parking will be very limited so consider parking outside the precinct and continuing your trip to Moore Park by public transport.

Opal

You can use an Opal card for all modes of public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, including trains, buses, ferries and light rail. There is also a Travel Cap of $2.80 on Sundays.

Remember to top up your Opal card before you travel to avoid waiting in line at top-up machines. You can top up your card online or at an Opal retailer.

More ways to pay

If you have a contactless-enabled American Express, Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card, or a linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and tapping off at Opal card readers. Available on all public transport, contactless payments are another way to pay on the Opal network. Adult Opal fare pricing applies and you will receive Opal benefits, including daily and weekly fare caps.

Sydney Metro services are high-frequency, driverless trains running between Tallawong Station and Chatswood Station.

Metro services start running from the early morning. Change at Epping to connect with train services towards Central.

Last services from Chatswood to Tallawong leave at 1.45am on Friday and Saturday nights.

You can use your Opal card or accepted contactless payment method on Sydney Metro services. 

For Metro service disruption information, check trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

The closest station to the SCG is Central. Trains to the city run frequently on weekdays and weekends.

Change at Central for a Moore Park shuttle bus or walk to Moore Park via Devonshire Street and the Albert 'Tibby' Cotter Walkway. See our Moore Park walking route map to help find your way.

Fans attending the Friday night concert are advised to allow plenty of extra travel time as trains will already be busy during the Friday evening peak.

Additional services will run from Central to help you get home:

  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: An additional service will leave Central 12:19am, stopping all stations to Hurstville.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: An additional service will leave Central at 11:16pm, stopping at Strathfield, Hornsby, Berowra then all stations to Newcastle Interchange.
  • Blue Mountains Line: An additional service will leave Central at 11:51pm, stopping at Strathfield, Parramatta, Blacktown, Penrith then all stations to Lithgow.

Trackwork

Weeknight trackwork is taking place on Friday 22 November and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T5 Cumberland Line: From 19:00 until 01:00 trains run to a changed timetable between Richmond and Blacktown or Granville, and between Granville and Leppington only.
  • Southern Highlands Line: From 20:00 until 02:00, buses replace trains from Moss Vale to Campbelltown. From 21:50 until 02:00, buses replace trains from Campbelltown to Moss Vale. 

Trackwork is taking place between 02:00 Saturday 23 November until 02:00 Monday 25 November and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • City Circle Line: Trains run in one direction only, from Central first stop Museum. 
  • T1 Western Line: Trains run to a changed timetable between Penrith and Central. Richmond trains run to a changed timetable between Richmond and Olympic Park. 
  • T1 North Shore Line: Trains run between Berowra and Wynyard or Lindfield and North Sydney only. If you’re travelling on the T1 North Shore Line between Lindfield and Waverton you may need to change at North Sydney for a train service towards Wynyard and Central.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line and T5 Cumberland Line: Buses replace trains between Fairfield and Glenfield, then continue to Macarthur.
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Liverpool and Bankstown. 
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Buses replace trains between Macarthur and Glenfield, then continue to Fairfield. Trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and the City via the Airport. Revesby trains run between Revesby and Central via the Airport. Trains from the City Circle run to Macarthur via Sydenham. 
  • T9 Northern Line: Trains run to a changed timetable between Hornsby and Central. 
  • Southern Highlands Line: Buses replace trains between Goulburn, Moss Vale and Central.
  • Hunter Line: Buses replace trains between Dungog and Maitland and between Scone and Maitland. 

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. Trackwork may affect how you travel so allow extra travel time and plan ahead. For train service disruption information, check travel alerts and trackwork or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Shuttle buses

Express Moore Park shuttle buses will run between Central Station, Circular Quay and Moore Park. You’ll need to use your Opal card or accepted debit/credit card when travelling on shuttle bus services.

Route 1 Central – Moore Park

  • From Eddy Ave at Central to Moore Park: approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from 3pm until 8pm.
  • From Moore Park Bus Interchange Stands A + B to Central: approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from 9:45pm until midnight.

Route 3 Circular Quay – Moore Park

  • From Young St at Circular Quay to Moore Park: approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from 4pm until 8pm.
  • From Moore Park Bus Interchange Stand C to Circular Quay: approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from 9:45pm until midnight.

Regular route buses

Alternatively, a number of regular bus services stop along Anzac Parade near the precinct including routes 339, 372, 373, 374, 376, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 397 and 399.

You’ll need to use your Opal card or accepted debit/credit card when travelling on bus services.

Keep in mind services will be busy during Friday evening peak so allow plenty of extra travel time. 

Anzac Pde bus stops: for access to Anzac Pde bus stops (services towards Coogee and Maroubra), use the Gregory Ave pathway underneath the Albert 'Tibby' Cotter Walkway to cross the Busway then head down the Anzac Pde footpath to the bus stop. See the Anzac Pde Moore Park busway walking route map (pdf 771KB) for more details.

For bus service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

    Ferries run regularly to Circular Quay where you change for a route 3 shuttle bus to Moore Park leaving from Young St on both nights.

    Keep in mind services will already be busy during Friday evening peak so allow plenty of extra travel time and consider the alternate transport options. Ferries are also expected to be busy on Saturday night as the city hosts a Christmas event in Martin Place.

    Fans planning to travel by ferry either night are strongly encouraged to have a back up transport option in mind.

    For ferry service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

    Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations.

    Services run frequently on weekdays and every 10 to 15 minutes on weekends. Keep in mind services will be busy during Friday evening peak so allow plenty of extra travel time.

    Change at Central for shuttle buses to Moore Park or consider walking to the precinct instead.

    Day and night-time testing of Sydney Light Rail trams is currently underway between Randwick and Circular Quay, including through Moore Park. Pedestrians are advised to be alert, keep to the footpaths, only cross at designated crossings and remember to look both ways before stepping out onto the road. Learn more about Light rail safety.

    For maps and service frequencies see Light rail service information. For light rail service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

    The closest taxi rank is located on Errol Flynn Boulevard (near the Hordern Pavilion). For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area, visit NSW Taxi Council.

    If you are being picked-up or organising a ride-share, fans are encouraged to choose a location outside of the precinct to avoid getting caught in traffic delays.

    Traffic will be heavy and delays are expected on major roads approaching Moore Park as large crowds make their way to the concert on both nights.

    Anyone considering driving, particularly to the Friday night concert is urged to plan to arrive early and carpool where possible as parking will fill quickly. Fans can also consider parking outside the precinct and continuing the trip to Moore Park by public transport.

    Fans are also reminded to be patient and allow plenty of extra travel time leaving the precinct each night as there will be delays with other events being held in the precinct finishing around the same time.

    Parts of Driver Avenue will be closed to traffic before, during and after the concert and will reopen once crowds have left the area.

    Traffic changes for CBD and South East Light Rail construction may affect how you travel. Plan ahead and allow extra time when travelling in the South East.

    For the latest traffic information visit Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app.

    Parking

    Parking is limited and will fill quickly each night as other events are also being held in neighbouring venues in the precinct. If you must drive plan to arrive early and allow plenty of additional travel time.

    Limited parking will be available at: 

    • The Entertainment Quarter, entry via Lang Road and Errol Flynn Boulevard.
    • EP2 – Kippax Park, entry via northern end of Driver Avenue from Moore Park Road. 
    • EP3 – Showground Car Park, entry via southern end of Driver Avenue, from Lang Road.
    • Sydney Boys High School and Sydney Girls High School entry via Cleveland St - fees apply.

    Note: Pedestrian access to the Sydney Boys & Girls High School car parks is available via the Albert 'Tibby' Cotter walkway bridge or via the pathway (Gregory Ave) underneath the bridge and continuing along the Anzac Pde footpath to cross the road at MacArthur Ave.

    Each car park has spaces for Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Mobility Parking permit holders.

    Note: EP2 and EP3 carparks are cashless. For more information visit Sydney Cricket Ground - Parking.

    Special event clearways

    Special event clearways will be in place on roads in Moore Park and surrounding areas on Friday 22 November and Saturday 23 November from 3pm until midnight each night.  

    Clearways are strict no-parking zones, and apply even to local residents or RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs before parking as vehicles left in special event clearways will be towed and a towing fee applies.

    Visit Live Traffic NSW for a detailed listing of clearway locations.

    Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select "accessible services only" in the Options to ensure you only see accessible services. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. See accessible travel or download a transport app (select the "Accessibility" filter).