GO GEORGE will be making adjustments to certain routes to accommodate the annual George Lights Festival on Saturday, 8 December 2018. Service hours will not be extended beyond the normal schedule.
York Street will be closed between Hibernia Street and the circle in front of the George Museum from 10:30 until 00:00 on Saturday, with the Denneoord, Rosemoor and Pacaltsdorp routes consequently cutting out that part of York Street. The northern lanes of the circle will remain open to traffic, being used as single lanes in both directions. All bus stops in York Street between Market Street and the circle will be temporarily closed during the time of road closure.
Departing from the CBD along Cradock Street, Route 56 Denneoord – CBD will turn right into Market Street and right again into Meade Street, left into Courtenay Street, right into Symonds Lane and continue with the route as usual. Passengers from Denneoord going to the festival, can disembark at the Cathedral C stop at Charlene’s in Cradock Street, and board at Cathedral B at the Oakhurst Hotel in Meade Street when going home.
Travelling towards town, Rosemoor routes 53 and 53B will turn left into Meade Street instead of York Street as it travels up Courtenay Street, left into Market Street and continue their normal route to the Rosemoor stop in Cradock Street. Rosemoor passengers going to the festival can disembark at the Wellington stop in Courtenay Street, next to George Preparatory School.
Travelling towards town, the Pacaltsdorp routes 1A, 1B, 60 and 60A will turn right into Market Street from York Street, left into Meade Street and right into Courtenay Street, following their normal route from there on. The closest stop to the festival grounds for passengers from Pacaltsdorp, would be the York C stop in Market Street, Cathedral B at the Oakhurst Hotel in Meade Street, and the Meade stop in front of the white church (Moederkerk) in Courtenay Street.
Catch a bus home before 21:00
Residents are encouraged to make use of the bus service to attend festivities. However, passengers are reminded that the last evening buses will depart between 20:00 and 21:00, according to their normal last trip schedule, and that festival goers should not wait until 21:00 to find room on a bus.
For any enquiries about schedules, passengers can call the GO GEORGE Call Centre at 0800 044 044 during the festival.