The GO GEORGE bus service will be making temporary changes to certain routes to accommodate the Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge (OCC) taking place on Sunday 18 February 2018.
Sections of York Street and Park Road (behind the Eden Meander shopping centre) will be closed, resulting in rerouting of the Rosemoor route and the Pacaltsdorp routes coming into town via York Street, as well as one-direction service on the Denneoord and City Loop routes.
The changes can be summarised as follows:
Normal route up to Stanmar Motors, right into PW Botha Boulevard, left into Rand Street, left into Hope Street, right into York Street at circle – normal route to CBD. Return route will follow same diversion until it reaches Stanmar Motors, turning left towards Pacaltsdorp and normal from there onwards.
Alternative stops: For passengers who normally use the Hope 111 and Discovery 114 stops in York Street, please use York B 110 (instead of Hope 111) and Main 113 (instead of Discovery 114), around the corner from your usual stops.
Departing from the Garden Route Mall, this route will travel via Knysna Road, thus skipping the two Eden Meander stops 20 and 21 in Park Road, turn left into St George’s Road at CTM, and right into Park Road, following the normal route through Protea Park and Rosemoor to town. Passengers normally using these two closed stops, are advised to use the Rosemoor stop at the Garden Route Mall.
Due to single-lane traffic for preparation and practice purposes, these two routes will only follow the forward (clockwise) route during this time.
Delays must be expected on all routes, due to single lane traffic from 15:00 on Saturday 17 February (for preparation and practice runs), until 13:00 on Sunday 18 February 2018. GO GEORGE advises passengers to take an earlier bus to ensure being on time for work. Minimal disruption of traffic is expected, thanks to single-lane traffic being instituted for most of the marathon route and minimal road closures. Motorists are kindly requested to be patient and alert when driving behind buses, since there will not be a lane available to overtake buses stopping at bus stops. Phone the GO GEORGE Call Centre on 0800 044 044 ahead of time for help with alternative trip planning.