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Special Government buses Northern Beaches direct to SFS?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Eagles 78, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Eagles 78

    Eagles 78 Member

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    We need the special government buses running along the Northern Beaches (Pittwater Rd) on Friday direct to SFS (Moore Park) as they did for the Broncos Semi Final at the SFS last year?

    Can this be confirmed?, as this does help with getting crowds from the Northern Beaches with direct buses to the SFS (it work well last year and was a real success, also being free with the ticket purchase).

    ## the pick ups being the major bus stops at Mona Vale, Narrabeen, Collaroy, Dee Why, Brookvale & Manly Vale and then direct bus to SFS with return trips at the end of the game.
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    From last year:
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    Free buses for Manly fans to the SFS
    [source: www.manlyseaeagles.com.au] on Monday 19 Sep 2011 10:45

    Manly-Warringah fans will have access to a free direct door-to-door bus service from the northern beaches to cheer on the Sea Eagles when they play the Brisbane Broncos in the Telstra Premiership Preliminary Final at the SFS on Friday night, September 23 at 7:45pm.

    The Sea Eagles shuttles will commence at 4.00pm with buses direct to the SFS running every 15 minutes until 5.15pm, and then every 10 minutes until 6.45pm.

    The STA Buses will commence at Warriewood near the Park n Ride facility (Jacksons Rd), with further fan pick-up points at Narrabeen (Pittwater and Waterloo Rd), Collaroy Beach (near Collaroy Rd), Dee Why (Howard Ave), Brookvale opposite Manly-Warringah Leagues Club, Warringah Mall at Brookvale and at Manly Vale (Condamine and Innes Rd) before an express service to the SFS.

    Return buses will depart the Moore Park Bus Station opposite the SCG from 15 minutes before full-time up until an hour after the full-time siren.

    Sea Eagles Chief Operating Officer David Perry said the bus service is a great initiative for Manly supporters to cheer their team into the Grand Final.

    "We want to see a procession of buses full of fans decked out in maroon and white making their way to the SFS," said Mr Perry.

    "Manly fans are fiercely loyal to Des Hasler, Jamie Lyon and the team and the best way to help lift them towards another Grand Final is to get out to the SFS in droves and cheer them on.

    "We want to turn the SFS into a maroon and white cauldron and the best and easiest way to do that is to take the free 50-55 minute trip, using the hassle-free exclusive bus lane, out to the SFS," he added.

    "This is a great opportunity to show Rugby League supporters what makes Manly fans so special."

    For fans taking the Manly Ferry to Circular Quay, buses will operate from the Quay to the SFS with return trips at full-time.
     
  2. SeaEagleRock8

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    The bus home last year was great but I think there were some delays on the way over, we ended up taking a cab.
     
  3. Eagles 78

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    Any news / or announcement from the Club on the possibility of running special government buses along the Northern Beaches (Pittwater Rd) for this Friday direct to SFS/Allianz Stadium (Moore Park), like they did with Brisbane semi game last year?
     
  4. Brissie Kid

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    Probably will but won't announce until later in the week when people have by then already made plans to stay home or go to pub. That's what they did last week.
     
  5. Larissa

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    There will be buses. Details to be confirmed soon.
     
  6. Eagles 78

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    Well done to the Club again! That really did help with the Brisbane NRL Semi Final at the SFS/Moore Park game last year, which we did not have the buses for the Cowboys semi (the crowd numbers were totally different and both were Friday night games !).

    We need to publicise in the Manly Daily and Sea Eagles facebook from like Tues/Wed – .... e.g. NRL semi-final tickets from only $25 Adult or Family tickets from only $65 (i.e. up to 4 tickets) .... and you can get free public transport straight to the game and back for the Manly local fans on the Northern Beaches.

    Plus all junior passes can be used for the game (if activated), I believe will be valid for the game. All junior MW Rugby League clubs should email their data base and tell their junior members to use this free ticket privilege, as that's the last time you can do that this year and a Semi !! (normally they don’t allow Week 2 of the semi’s - i.e. junior passes to be used).

    Well done to the Club on the buses again, but let’s all publicise ….
     
  7. The Who

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    Larissa, can you use your considerable influence to have the busses stop at Neutral Bay, or Cremorne Junction - somewhere after the Spit Bridge and before the Expressway? There are fans like me who work at Crows Nest and North Sydney who would catch the bus.
     
  8. Larissa

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    I'll see what I can do. I fear you overestimate my influence though ;)
     
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  9. Mals

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    The NRL should take out massive ads in the Manly Daily promoting the game all this week. They need to pull their finger out.
     
  10. Supernintendo Chalmers

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    i don't know the area all that well, so excuse me if this is a dud suggestion. Would any of these bus pick up points be in constantly popular foot traffic areas like shopping malls / beach etc? Would it be worth getting out there on the streets with some junior players, cheergirls and club staff (understand this part may be hard to come by as im sure everyones busy), or even incorporating a few die hard fans with banners and whatnot to get out around these stops when they are most filled and alerting people they only need to meet 'here' at xx:xx with your ticket" and the rest will be taken care of. Could sell a bit of gear / drum up support and let people know.
    I understand being an NRL gate and not a club gate, aside from bums on seats there probably isnt a huge financial benefit for the club to be made out of it, but it may gain some media coverage - get one of the networks roving weather teams out or something, or a morning tele show to cover it. probably too short a notice to really pull together, but just a thought.
     
  11. Eagles 78

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    NRL Announcement late today:
    Public Transport for Week 2 Finals

    http://www.nrl.com/public-transport-for-week-2-finals/tabid/10874/newsid/69832/default.aspx


    Rugby League fans will have access to special transport services as Sydney plays host to two blockbuster Telstra Premiership Semi-Finals this week.

    On Friday night, special bus services will be in operation from the Northern Beaches to Allianz Stadium for the match between defending Premiers Manly and North Queensland.

    Buses will begin departing Warriewood from 3.55pm at regular intervals until 6.10pm. In addition, there will be some trips commencing from Dee Why, with the last service departing Dee Why at 6.40pm.

    The winner of the Sea Eagles-Cowboys semi-final will tackle the Storm in Melbourne on Friday, September 21, for a place in the Telstra Premiership Grand Final on September 30.

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    All good. They could detail the major bus stop pick ups which believe is:

    The STA Buses will commence at Warriewood near the Park n Ride facility (Jacksons Rd), with further fan pick-up points at Narrabeen (Pittwater and Waterloo Rd), Collaroy Beach (near Collaroy Rd), Dee Why (Howard Ave), Brookvale opposite Manly-Warringah Leagues Club, Warringah Mall at Brookvale and at Manly Vale (Condamine and Innes Rd) before an express service to the SFS.

    Return buses will depart the Moore Park Bus Station opposite the SCG at full-time up und until an hour after the full-time siren.
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  12. Larissa

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    Have requested the Military Rd, Neutral Bay pick up. Not sure yet if it can be done.

    Stay tuned!
     
  13. Eagles 78

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    Expanding on the NRL Announcement yesterday on Public Transport for Week 2 Finals with special STA buses running from the Northern Beaches direct to Allianz Stadium (Moore Park), we need to get at editorial in The Manly Daily (like tomorrow or Thurs at the very latest) about the buses and general good ticket prices.

    • Explaining this is a free shuttle bus service along the Northern Beaches for people wanting to attend NRL Semi Final this Friday (getting there and return trip).
    • Direct buses operate departing Warriewood from 3.55pm at regular intervals until 6.10pm. In addition, there will be some trips commencing from Dee Why, with the last service departing Dee Why at 6.40pm.
    • Major bus stops pick-ups and drop offs will be:
    o Warriewood near the Park n Ride facility (Jacksons Rd), with further fan pick-up points at Narrabeen (Pittwater and Waterloo Rd), Collaroy Beach (near Collaroy Rd), Dee Why (Howard Ave), Brookvale opposite Manly-Warringah Leagues Club, Warringah Mall at Brookvale and at Manly Vale (Condamine and Innes Rd) before an express service to the Allianz Stadium (Moore Park) (Can this be confirmed??).
    o Return buses will depart the Moore Park Bus Station opposite the SCG from 15 minutes before full-time up until an hour after the full-time siren.

    • Tickets are available for all Week 2 Telstra Premiership Finals matches through Ticketek outlets, on 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au/nrlfinals. New Zealand customers can also call 09 307 5000 or 0800 842 538 (toll free in NZ).
    • Family tickets from only $65, Adults from only $25, Juniors from only $15.
    • Junior Pass holders who have activated their passes will also be able to gain entry to both Week 2 Telstra Premiership Finals matches for free.
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    We could also have something on the Sea Eagles facebook with 66,000 members/likes which is a real good database.
     
  14. Eagles 78

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    The NSW Transport info 131500.com.au website link >> Featured Event >> NRL: Manly Sea Eagles v North Queensland Cowboys

    http://www.131500.com.au/events/nrl-manly-sea-eagles-v-north-queensland-cowboys-1#bus

    Does not list the Special STA Buses direct service from Northern Beaches to Allianz Stadium for this Friday??

    Larissa, I’m sure you can check with the NRL as full details should be listed on the 131500.com.au website?
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    E.G …. Say … STA Buses will commence at Warriewood near the Park n Ride facility (Jacksons Rd), with further fan pick-up points at Narrabeen (Pittwater and Waterloo Rd), Collaroy Beach (near Collaroy Rd), Dee Why (Howard Ave), Brookvale opposite Manly-Warringah Leagues Club, Warringah Mall at Brookvale and at Manly Vale (Condamine and Innes Rd) before an express service to the SFS.
     
  15. The Who

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    Thanks Larissa.
     
  16. Larissa

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    Extra stop confirmed!
     
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    Great work Larissa.
     
  18. Eagles 78

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    Under 131500 TransportInfo: NRL - South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canberra Raiders game - has it as an integrated ticketing event; meaning public transport is free:

    http://www.131500.com.au/events/nrl-south-sydney-rabbitohs-v-canberra-raiders-1

    “All tickets to the South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canberra Raiders game at ANZ Stadium include entry and travel on public transport - to and from the game - on CityRail, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses, regular Sydney Buses, Liverpool to Parramatta T-way Buses and Sydney Ferries.

    Remember to keep your ticket safe for your return journey home, as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport.”
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    However under 131500 TransportInfo: NRL - Manly Sea Eagles v North Queensland Cowboys it has no such thing???

    http://www.131500.com.au/events/nrl-manly-sea-eagles-v-north-queensland-cowboys-1

    Even under the Supporters Buses (from the Northern Beaches) it then refers to pricing for special event buses straight underneath????

    “Tickets: a special event bus ticket is required for travel on these buses. Return special event bus tickets cost $6.10 Adult, $3 Concession or $15.20 for a family.”
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    The Club already advertise these Supporters Buses as free??

    Can the NRL get the right info on the 131500 website, as if the Souths v Canberra is a integrated ticket event, surely Manly v North Queensland is as well? Like are Ferries and Trains free as well, like the Souths v Canberra game for our game Friday night???

    Should clearly say at the very least the Supporters buses are FREE?

    If the Club could look into and get the 131500 website corrected, I'm sure that would be appreciated.
     
  19. Larissa

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    It isn't the same thing actually.

    ANZ Stadium offers its hirers fully integrated public transport. The SCG Trust (Allianz) does not. The NRL has paid for a special charter to cover the buses from the Northern Beaches to the game on Friday night.

    This is why the information for the two games is not covered the same way on 131500.

    Cheers,

    Larissa
     
  20. Beaver77

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    Fantastic work from the nrl and club. Just remember Sydney pm peak traffic so give yourself plenty of time to get to the game. After the game the last bus leaves at 11pm
     

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