The Parramatta Eels and the NRL today confirmed that it’s “Eels Express” Shuttle Bus Network will be extended for its NRL semi-final against North Queensland on Saturday night. Eels Members and ticket holders who pre-purchase game tickets will be offered free public transport on rail and “Eels Express” shuttle buses to ANZ Stadium.
Throughout 2017, the Eels were the only Sydney Club in the NRL and AFL providing free integrated transport on both rail and selected bus routes for its home games. This was a substantial financial investment by the Club that saw Eels Members and pre-purchase ticket holders, gaining access to free public transport to and from the Parramatta Eels’ eleven (11) home games at ANZ Stadium in the 2017 NRL season.
Members and pre-purchase ticket holders can travel free this Saturday night by rail on the Sydney Metropolitan Line from as far as the Hunter and Southern Highlands. Free shuttle buses, branded as the “Eels Express”, will also run on three bus routes from the Hills district in north-west Sydney both before and after the game.
Eels Express buses will have three major routes that will cover:
- Eels Express Rouse Hill – Rouse Hill to Olympic Park via Norwest Boulevard and Windsor Road
- Eels Express Castle Hill – Castle Hill to Olympic Park via Old Northern Road and Windsor Road
- Eels Express Dural – Dural to Olympic Park via New Line Road and Pennant Hills Road
Members and ticket holders who pre-purchase game tickets can get on these “Eels Express” buses at regular bus stops along the above routes.
These routes will be reversed after the game and be available from a designated pick up point on Olympic Boulevard.
“The Eels Express Buses have been hugely popular with our Members and fans this year so we wanted to ensure that this great service continued for our NRL finals game on Saturday night. The Eels made a substantial investment in this service this season and we want to thank the NRL for ensuring it has continued into the finals series”, said Parramatta Eels CEO Bernie Gurr.
“The investment from our Club and now the NRL is intended to lighten the cost burden for our Members and fans and ensure our great game is accessible to all,” added Gurr.