Patrons advised to take public transport as big crowds expected at Sports Hub over the weekend

Enhanced security checks will also be done prior to entry to the National Stadium as part of concert tour requirements. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - A capacity crowd is expected at the National Stadium for the U2 Joshua Tree Tour on Saturday (Nov 30) and organisers are advising concert goers to use public transport and to arrive at least two hours before the show.

The nearest MRT stations to the stadium are Kallang (EW10) or Stadium (CC6).

There will be road closures and diversions along Nicoll Highway from 3pm to make way for the 2019 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM), which is starting for the first time in the evening.

Enhanced security checks will also be done prior to entry to the National Stadium.

All water bottles including personal water bottles and all bags larger than A3 size are not allowed inside the venue.

For ease of entry into the National Stadium, concert-goers are advised to check the gate number on their tickets and make their way to the nearest security check point closest to their gate.

For the standing pen, security check points will open at 4.30pm and for seated patrons, security check points will open at 6pm.

Separately, due to the marathon on Saturday and Sunday, there will be temporary bus route amendments. SMRT bus services will skip stops in the Civic District and parts of the Central Business District.

The following bus services are affected:

• 75, 167, 167e, 171, 700, 700A, 857, 960, 960e, 961, 970, NR1, NR2, NR5, NR6, NR8 on Saturday from 1pm to end of service

• 75, 171, 700A, 857, 960, 960e, 961M on Sunday from 4am to 12.15pm

For more information, visit www.smrt.com.sg.

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