Sofia city hall has extended the working hours of public transportation lines on August 30 because of the Roger Waters’ The Wall Live gig on the Vassil Levski national stadium.
Several bus lines (72, 76, 94, 204 and 604), trams (10, 12 and 18), the trolley line 2 and the metro will work until 1am on August 31 to allow concert-goers to make their way home easily, the city hall said in a statement.
A total of 10 public transportation stops, including a metro station, were located within a 400-metre radius of the national stadium, the statement said.
Additionally, in a move to further cut traffic to the city centre, the city hall said that people who have personalised all-lines-access cards for Sofia’s public transportation system will be allowed to park their cars for free in the parking lots built next to metro stations on Tsarigradsko Chaussee, Lomsko Chaussee and James Bourchier boulevards.
Traffic on Evlogi Georgiev Boulevard near the Vassil Levski stadium will be restricted during the day on August 30; in the hours immediately before, during and after the concert, traffic on the boulevard will be stopped altogether, the city hall said.
The stadium gates will open at 5.30pm, with all ticket-holders advised to be inside the stadium by 8pm; the concert is scheduled to begin at 8.30pm.
(Roger Waters: The Wall Live performed on March 3 2012 at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile. Photo: gandalf.blanco/flickr.com)