Patrons Travelling to the Aviva Stadium:
All patrons travelling to the Aviva Stadium for the event are advised to utilise public transport as much as possible. The stadium is serviced by bus, DART and Luas transport facilities.
There are limited spaces for patrons who travel by road such as on-street parking where disk parking is in force and will be rigidly enforced.
Drivers should be aware that illegally or improperly parked vehicles have the potential to cause traffic disruption and obstruction to emergency vehicles that may need to access the narrow residential streets that surround the Aviva Stadium. Tow Wagons will be in operation during the event and offending vehicles will be removed.
Park & Ride:
Patrons wishing to travel by road to the general Dublin City area to attend the match should avail of Park and Ride facilities supplied by the various public transport providers.
Patrons are advised to approach the city via the National Motorway Routes (M1, M2, M3, M4, M7, M11) towards Dublin City and divert via the M50 motorway to the various park & ride facilities listed below.
Patrons can avail of either the Red Line or Green Line.
Red Line - Patrons can avail of the Red Cow Car Park and the Tallaght Cross West Car Park where they can avail of the Luas to Connolly Station where they can avail of the DART to Lansdowne Road (All Routes) or continue to the O2 where they can walk across the East Link Bridge to the Stadium Area (Purple Route).
Green Line - Patrons can avail of the Balally Car Park, Stillorgan Car Park, Beacon South Quarter Luas Car Park and the Sandyford Park car park where they can avail of the Luas to Ranelagh or St. Stephen’s Green which are only 15 minutes walk from the Stadium. (Blue, Orange and Green Routes).
Please see www.luas.ie for further information.
Irish Rail run additional services for patrons attending at events at the Aviva Stadium. There will be extra inter-city trains from all areas of the country running to Dublin City.
Southern Route inter-city trains run to Pearse Station and the Northern and North Western lines run to Connolly Station. The DART can be then accessed from these stations. The South Western line runs into Heuston Station where feeder buses are available to transfer patrons to Tara Street Station where again the DART can be accessed.
There are also car parks at most DART Stations along the route. Please check your local DART Station for information.
There is a Park & Ride facility at the M3 Parkway Train Station located near Dunboyne. This facility is just off the M3 motorway and is also easily accessible from the M50. Patrons can park at the Parkway and avail of trains to Connolly Station via Clonsilla and then avail of the DART to Lansdowne Road. There are also connecting buses from the Parkway to Trim.
Please see www.irishrail.ie for confirmation of the above information and for timetables.
The General Aviva Stadium area is serviced by the following routes:-
Ballsbridge Serviced by: - Routes 4, 5, 7, 7a, 7n, 8, 18, 27x, 45, 47
Donnybrook Serviced by:- Routes 7b, 7d, 10, 10a, 32x, 39b, 41x, 46a, 46e, 77x, 84x, 116, 118, 145
Sandymount Serviced by:- Routes 2, 3, 18
Please check www.dublinbus.ie for confirmation and timetables.
A large Park & Ride area will be in effect for Dublin Buses after the event. This will be located on Northumberland Road as will a large taxi rank.
All patrons should choose their route carefully based on the colour coded entry routes outlined on their tickets so as to avoid delay.
Patrons are requested to be aware that the Aviva Stadium is located in a residential area. Patrons attending at the Aviva Stadium are requested to respect residents by behaving in an appropriate manner when going to and departing the stadium. Issues such as illegal parking, anti social behaviour, drinking and urinating in public cause difficulties and will not be tolerated by Gardai. Patrons are asked to desist from such behaviour.
Special Needs Parking:
There are 100 disabled parking spaces in the Aviva Stadium car park which can only be accessed from Herbert Road. Patrons using this facility should be in the Stadium 2 hours prior to the event starting or admittance cannot be guaranteed.
There are no specific bus or coach parking areas around the Aviva Stadium. Coaches must not be parked in a manner which could lead to disruption. Patrons travelling to the above event by coach should be dropped off on Pembroke Road and Northumberland Road prior to the event. After the event buses and coaches should park on Pembroke Road and Northumberland Road in order to pick their passengers.
Additional Dublin Bus Services will be provided to provide egress from the event. These buses will be parked on Northumberland Road.
A taxi rank will also be in operation on Northumberland Road
Please refer to www.LeinsterRugby.ie for details of ticket sales for the event.
Pre Event Traffic Restrictions:
As with all events at the Aviva Stadium, a Garda Cordon will be in effect on the streets that lead to the Stadium. Only accredited vehicles will be permitted to pass by this cordon. All vehicles will be checked for accreditation.
Local residents, their immediate families, local business community will be facilitated at the barriers with proof of address. However proof of address does not guarantee entry through the cordon where high pedestrian volumes exist.
The following roads will be closed to through traffic from .45pm on 7/4/2012:-
# Lansdowne Park
# Lansdowne Lane
# Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge
# Herbert Road
# Newbridge Avenue
Subsequently the following roads will be closed to through traffic from 3.45pm.
* The remainder of Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Pembroke Road
* Shelbourne Road
* Beatty’s Avenue
* Ballsbridge Avenue
* Bath Avenue
* Londonbridge Road
Garda No-Parking Cones will be placed at the following locations to prevent parking:
1. Lansdowne Road – Both sides from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge
2. Herbert Road – Left side from Herbert Bridge to Tritonville Road
3. Lansdowne Lane – Left side from Shelbourne Road
4. Shelbourne Road – Both sides from Shelbourne Avenue to The Podium Entrance.
5. Shelbourne Road – Left side from The Podium Entrance to Bath Avenue.
6. Havelock Square – Right side from Bath Avenue to the Entrance Gate.
7. Northumberland Road – Both sides from Lansdowne Road to Haddington Road
Colour Coded Entry:
Superintendent Finbarr O’Brien of Donnybrook Garda Station stresses that the most important consideration is that everyone gets in and out of the Stadium and the general area safely and that everyone enjoys the event. An Garda Siochana would like to stress that all patrons should be aware of the colour coded entry routes to the Stadium which will be clearly identified on their tickets and will be strictly enforced. People should leave plenty of time to find their route and should park or approach the Stadium with these routes in mind. After the match everyone will also have to exit the Stadium by the route they came in.
Please be patient at the end of the event. Follow instructions from Gardai and Stewards”
Patrons should arrive early to ensure that they can gain access in time for kick off.
Red ticket - entry via Dodder Bank off Bath Avenue/Londonbridge Road.
Blue ticket - entry via Podium Entrance off Shelbourne Road.
Orange ticket - entry via Lansdowne Lane.
Green ticket - entry via Lansdowne Road.
Purple ticket - entry via Herbert Road.
Please refer to www.avivastadium.ie or www.leinsterrugby.ie for further details and approach maps.
All patrons entering the Garda cordon will be the subject of a ticket check by Stewards and search by Gardaí. Any offensive articles, e.g. glass bottles, air horns, large flagpoles, flares, vuvuzelas will not be permitted. Patrons are advised not to bring any unnecessary baggage with them and are advised to travel early to the stadium to avoid any unnecessary delays.
Patrons are asked to have consideration for local residents and refrain from anti-social behaviour such as on street drinking and urinating etc
Patrons are advised to be aware of their own personal safety and security while attending the event. They should ensure the security of personal belongings while on route to and from the stadium i.e. purses/wallets/tickets/ Mobile Phones.
Patrons who arrive by vehicle should also ensure that property is not left exposed in parked vehicles. They should ensure that car windows, sunroofs are correctly closed.
D4 Berkeley Hotel Car Park:
All residents of the D4 Berkeley Hotel will be permitted entry subject to pedestrian presence at the time and are requested to access the hotel via Pembroke Road/Lansdowne Road junction.
End of Event Crowd Movement:
In order to ensure crowd safety and ease of movement patrons will only be permitted to exit the Stadium via the colour coded entry route through which they entered unless directed otherwise by Gardai and Stewards. Gardai and stewards will be available to assist in all areas.
Patrons should also comply with the directions issued by Gardaí and stewards as they depart the stadium. Again, the directions are issued with a view to making the stadium environs a safer place during patron exit from the Aviva Stadium.
Munster -v – Ulster on Sunday, the 8th April
Stile/Gates open at 11.35Hrs
Kick Off @ 13:45Hrs
The following is the Traffic Management Plan to cater for above Rugby Match at Thomond Park Rugby Stadium, Old Cratloe Road, Limerick City on Sunday evening on the8th.April, 2012.
Patrons attending are strongly advised to travel early to the City allowing for any inclement weather conditions that may prevail /to avoid any road works (Nil advised) or unexpected delays, traffic collision/incident etc. or extra volume owing to other event(s) that maybe taking place. Patrons using City Centre Car Parks are advised Bus Eireann will provide service to / from grounds from outside Dunnes Stores, Lower Henry Street (commencing 11.45hrs) Private Operators will also provide a Shuttle Bus Service to/from the grounds from the Kilmurray Lodge Hotel, Dublin Road, commencing 10:00Hrs.), and from The Southcourt Hotel , Raheen, (commencing at 10.30Hrs.) and from the Radisson Hotel Blu on the Ennis Rd. Commencing at 11:30 Hrs. and from Woodlands House Hotel Adare departing 12:30Hrs. Detailed departure times for all service providers for this event are available on www.thomondpark.ie / linked sites
GENERAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS
1. Thomond Bridge / Sarsfield Bridge and New Shannon Bridge will remain open to Two Way Traffic throughout the event. Open to traffic is The New Limerick Tunnel, directions; From M7 Dublin direction follow the N18 towards Galway - take Exit 3 (Limerick West/Caherdavin), take 2nd Exit at Clonmacken Roundabout, take 1st Exit at Dunnes Stores Jetland Shopping Centre Roundabout & go straight to Traffic Lights at Ivan’s Shop, at Caherdavin X, go straight through jnct. towards Brookville/Northern Ring Rd. Inbound from N18 Galway direction take Exit 3 Caherdavin Exit and proceed thru to Clondrinagh & Coonagh Roundabout(s) to Ivan’s Shop, Caherdavin X and left onto Brookville/Northern Ring Road ( Note: Parking will not be allowed along Brookville/Northern Ring Rd.
2. Traffic travelling out bound (N7) on Sexton Street North towards Old Cratloe Road and past the stadium or intending to turn right at Hassetts Cross northbound along Kileely Road (R464) will not be restricted but due to volume delays can be expected from as early as 11:00 Hrs Similarly traffic travelling inbound/outbound on N18 (to/from Shannon Airport) can expect to experience delays also.
There are no general parking facilities near the grounds or available within the grounds and vehicle access to the grounds
(This includes access for vehicles with special needs) is limited by Pass Only issued by the Stadium Management. Parking restrictions will be put in place at / near the Stadium. Vehicles (other than Large PSV Vehicles which will be allowed park West of Blue Gate only) that are found in breach are liable to be impounded. Payment of Impound Fee before release will apply.
4. Pre match Road closures and diversions as set out below will come into effect at 11.00Hrs and will remain in place until the match has started and for a period afterwards as considered necessary ( see last sentence this para.) Where road closures / diversions apply & only public services vehicles [including taxis / hackneys] buses / minibuses and specially adapted [disabled] vehicles and vehicles with Residents Passes will be allowed proceed beyond the road closures / diversions. Resident Passes only are available at Mayorstone Garda Station. In the interest of pedestrian safety No traffic will be allowed travel either way on Old Cratloe Rd from Hassetts X to Moylish R/About immediately after match to allow patrons exit/disperse safely i.e. between 15:20Hrs/16:00Hrs
No traffic diversions will apply but in the event of an emergency or should severe congestion arise on Old Cratloe Rd. then traffic travelling inbound along the Ennis Road and intending to turn left at Ivans for Northern Ring Road (N7) (Brookville Avenue) and traffic travelling North bound from Clonmacken Road intending to proceed towards Northern Ring Road (N7) (Brookville Ave) can expect to be diverted onto the Ennis Road at Ivan’s shop, Caherdavin Cross. Likewise Traffic travelling inbound (R464) from Parteen, Moyross, Long Pavement direction may be diverted onto New Rd.Thomondgate should the need arise.
Road Closures will apply from 11.00Hrs onwards at the following locations:
Ennis Road at its junction / entrance into Lansdowne Park
Ennis Road at it’s junction with Shannonvale/Hazeldene
Ennis Road at it’s junction with Corrib Drive (O’Meara Motors)
Shelbourne Road at its junction with Shelbourne Park
Shelbourne Road at its junction with Mayorstone Drive
Old Cratloe Rd. at it’s junction with Knocklalisheen Rd.
Kileely Rd. (R464) at its junction Ballynanty Rd.Ballygrennan Rd
Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Avenue
Old Cratloe Road at its junction(s) with Mayorstone Upper 1 & LIT R/Bt
Old Cratloe Road near its junction with Merval Drive
Please do not leave any personal property exposed in your vehicle when parked in a public place