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Traffic Management Plan for Taylor Swift's Eras Tour at the Aviva Stadium

Taylor Swift - The Eras Tour

Date: 28th, 29th and 30th of June 2014

Stiles Open:                 5.00pm

Show starts:                 6:00pm

Show ends:                  10.45pm.

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 event 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 or Sandymount Avenue

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 which is only 20 minutes walk from the venue.

Please see www.luas.ie for further information.

Irish Rail

Irish Rail run additional services for patrons attending at events at the Aviva Stadium.  Please see www.irishrail.ie for confirmation of the above information and for timetables.

Dublin Bus

Please check www.dublinbus.ie for confirmation and timetables.

All patrons should choose their route carefully based on the colour coded entry routes outlined on their tickets so as to avoid delay.  Patrons will also ensure that they travel on the correct date.


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 particularly in Lansdowne Park will not be tolerated as well as anti social behaviour, drinking and urinating in public cause difficulties and will not be tolerated by Gardaí. 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.

Bus/Coach Parking:

A number of  specific bus or coach parking areas have been set aside 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. Post event, buses and coaches should park on Pembroke Road and Northumberland Road in order to pick their passengers. All bus enquiries for Taylor Swift Concerts should be made to the NTA at buslicensing@nationaltransport.ie

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

Ticket Sales:

Please refer to www.mcd.ie for details of ticket sales for the event.

Patrons should only purchase tickets from recognised sources and should under no circumstances purchase tickets from touts prior to the match as these tickets may have been stolen. In this event the tickets will be cancelled and cannot be used to gain access to the Stadium.

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 11.30hrs on 28th, 29th and 30th of June 2024: 

  • Lansdowne Park
  • Lansdowne Lane
  • Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Herbert Bridge
  • Herbert Road
  • Newbridge Avenue
  • Bath Avenue
  • Londonbridge Road

Subsequently the following roads will be closed to through traffic from 15.30hrs

  • The remainder of Lansdowne Road from Shelbourne Road to Pembroke Road
  • Shelbourne Road
  • Beatty’s Avenue
  • Ballsbridge Avenue

During the hours of operation of the Garda Cordon, vehicles, bicycles, skips, bags, bins or any other items which are causing an obstruction or which may become a trip hazard will be relocated or removed

Colour Coded Entry

Superintendent Timothy Burke 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 Síochána 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 Gardaí and Stewards

Patrons should arrive early to ensure that they can gain access in time for the start of the show.

Red ticket:         entry via Dodder Bank off Bath Avenue/Londonbridge Rd.

Blue ticket:        entry via Podium Entrance of 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.mcd.ie for further details and approach maps.

Patron Search:

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.

Public Order.

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.

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 Gardaí and Stewards. Gardaí 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