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Beliebers urged to catch public transport

Extra train and bus services will be running tomorrow night to take Justin Bieber fans to his sold out Sydney show at ANZ Stadium.

Around 75,000 people will be heading to Sydney Olympic Park during the busy afternoon peak hour for the concert which starts at 6:15pm with the support acts, and Justin Bieber taking to the stage at approximately 8:15pm.

“Don’t even think about driving as traffic will be very heavy in the area,” said a spokesperson for the Transport Management Centre.

“Concert tickets include travel on public transport so take advantage of the many extra trains and buses that will be running.

“Make sure you plan ahead on transportnsw.info, and allow plenty of time to get to the stadium so you don’t miss a second of the show.”

Frequent trains will leave Central for Olympic Park from around 5pm. These trains will also stop at Redfern and Strathfield.

Extra trains will leave Campbelltown at 6:07pm and Liverpool at 6:09pm. Trains will also run between Lidcombe and Olympic Park every ten minutes, and some Blue Mountains Line trains will make an extra stop at Lidcombe to connect with these services.

After the concert, trains will run back to Central every five minutes, and to Blacktown every eight minutes until 1am. Extra services will be running on other lines as well.

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses will start running between 3pm and 4pm depending on the route, and will start arriving in the precinct at 5pm. Return buses will run after the concert until around 11pm. These buses will be popular so remember to have a back-up plan.

Motorists should expect long delays as traffic will be very heavy on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park including the M4, Homebush Bay Drive, Parramatta Road, Silverwater Road, Concord Road, Ryde Road and Lane Cove Road. Anyone who decides to drive should pre-book parking and consider car-pooling.

Motorists on their regular commute home should allow plenty of extra travel time.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download a real-time traffic app from the App Store or Google Play, or call 132 701. For timetables, maps and trip planning visit www.transportnsw.info or download a train or bus app from the App Store or Google Play.

Last updated: 14 March 2017