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U2 show park and ride plan

BUS chiefs have teamed up with Sheffield International Venues to run a special shuttle service for U2 concert-goers.

The Park and Ride service will be based at Carcraft, next to Sheffield Airport, for the band's gig tomorrow night.

Anyone with tickets to the show can pay 10 to park at Carcraft and 2 for a return ticket to Don Valley Stadium. Stagecoach Yorkshire Buses will run up to every four minutes from 1pm until U2 go on stage at around 8.30pm and after the concert has finished.

The Irish rockers' 360 tour at Don Valley is expected to attract 52,000 people. Pat Smith, general manager of Don Valley Stadium, said: "People will be coming from all across the country to Sheffield for this concert so I am pleased we have been able to work with Stagecoach to put on this additional transport option."

Rupert Cox, commercial director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: "This shuttle service is designed to help minimise transport delays and ensure that concert goers have a hassle free experience.

"Given the impact the extra traffic will have on our usual services, we have also made plans to have extra supervisors in the city centre to manage any late running buses and assist customers."

Roads around Sheffield Arena will be closed tomorrow for the show. Coleridge Road - between Attercliffe Road to Tinsley Park Road - and Attercliffe Road - between Newhall Road and Janson Street - will be shut between 10pm and 11.30pm to allow the concert crowds to disperse.

And Whitworth Lane, Howden Road, Fell Road and Old Hall Road will be closed between 4pm on Thursday and 2am on Friday.

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