Road closures and transport changes ahead of Taylor Swift concert
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Road closures and transport changes ahead of Taylor Swift concert

Road closures, restricted parking and hundreds of extra buses are in place ahead of Taylor Swift’s Brisbane performance of her Reputation Stadium Tour.

The singer-songwriter will perform at The Gabba on Tuesday, with several lanes closing around the stadium.

Taylor Swift concert at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

Taylor Swift concert at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Credit:Rick Clifford

Tuesday night will be the 10-time Grammy winner's only performance in Brisbane on the tour – with limited tickets still available.

The Gabba can hold a crowd of about 48,000.

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List of road closures

Tuesday, November 6

  • Single kerbside lane closure of Vulture Street, Woolloongabba, between Main Street and Wellington Road from 9am-8pm
  • Single lane outbound closure on Main Street, Woolloongabba, between Vulture Street and Stanley Street from 2pm-11:59pm
  • Full closure on Stanley Street, Woolloongabba, between Main Street and Wellington Road from 2pm-11:59pm
  • Full closure on Vulture Street, Woolloongabba, between Main Street and Wellington Road from 8pm-11:59pm
  • Full closure inbound of Main Street, Woolloongabba, between Stanley Street and Vulture Street under police control from 8pm-11:59pm
  • Queensland Police will be required to hold traffic for short periods of time to facilitate barrier placement

Tuesday, November 6 to Friday, November 9

  • Full closure on Vulture Street, Woolloongabba, between Main Street and Wellington Road from 11:59pm on Tuesday, November 6, until 5am Wednesday, November 7
  • Full closure on Stanley Street, Woolloongabba, between Main Street and Wellington Road from 11:59pm on Tuesday, November 6, until 5am Wednesday, November 7
  • Hold and release of traffic on Vulture Street, Woolloongabba, between Main Street and Wellington Road from 5am-2:30pm weekdays, 5am-7pm weekends and overnight 7pm-5am from Wednesday, November 7, until Friday, November 9

State Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick De Brenni said The Gabba had a strict plan in place to ensure the cricket pitch was not damaged by the concert.

“Plastic sheeting will go down at the very last minute and before sunrise the morning after it will be gone,” he said.

Brisbane City Council’s deputy mayor Adrian Schrinner told residents to use public transport for getting to and from the venue.

“Don’t even come and try and find a park, that’s not the way to get here,” he said.

“Take public transport, it’s free if you’ve got a ticket. Parking will be restricted around this area, there will be road closures.”

Hundreds of extra buses will be running from 4.30pm and again for up to 90 minutes after the concert ends.

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Ticket holders have free travel on council buses and QR services from noon.

Pre-event shuttles will run every two to three minutes from Carindale, Chermside, Ann Street in the CBD and Eight Mile Plains from 4.30pm.

Post-event shuttles will run every one to two minutes to Carindale, Chermside, Ann Street in the CBD and Eight Mile Plains for 90 minutes after the concert ends.

It took four days for the stage to be built and production trailers began loading on Monday.

The Gabba manager Blair Conaghan gave concert-goers some key reminders including to take public transport to the event, to arrive early, to print your ticket as mobile tickets are not accepted and to ensure all bags were under A4 size.

Gates will open at 5.30pm, with warm-up acts Charli XCX and The Broods to start at 7pm.

Swift is due to start at 8.30pm.

Ruth McCosker is reporter at the Brisbane Times.

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