Travel advice for T In The Park fans
Organisers issue a 5-point plan
Photographer: Stephen Franklyn03 July 2008
Organisers have launched a new 5-point plan for getting to and from the festival site, following the traffic problems that blighted the first day last year.
Thousands of vehicles were held in tailbacks after car parks were closed off due to heavy flooding arooud the Scottish festival.
This year, car parks have been upgraded and expanded, while a 'blimp' will help provide the police with aerial views of traffic for miles around the site.
But fans are being asked to do their bit to help ease congestion and potential trouble spots. The 5-point plan is as follows:
1. Plan your journey. Work out your best route. If you must take a car remember to car share and buy your parking tickets in advance. Follow event signage and DO NOT use sat nav.
2. Check www.trafficscotland.org/tinthepark. This new site will have the very latest 'real time' information from all roads that lead to Balado, so you can avoid any trouble spots.
3. Allow yourself extra time. Your journey to T In The Park will take longer because of the increased amount of traffic on the roads.
4. Consider public transport. There are more Citylink Shuttle Buses to T in the Park than ever before, and this year's coaches make travel to the festival relaxed and comfortable, with 95% of the coaches having toilet facilities on board. Plus, the bus is the greenest way to travel. Book online at www.citylink.co.uk.
5. Respect local roads and communities. Local communities are extremely important to the festival. If your car is delayed on any of the roads leading to the festival site, please remember to treat local villages and roads with respect.
T In The Park event manager Colin Rodger said: "We have invested a considerable amount of time and money in improving the traffic set up at the festival this year, and it has been fantastic to work in partnership with Transport Scotland who have provided us with fresh expertise and facilities.
"We're now asking music fans to play their part. By following the five simple steps we have outlined, we can all work together to ensure that everyone has as trouble free a journey as possible when travelling to and from the festival site."
T In The Park
takes place at Balado, Kinross, from 11-13 July, featuring sets by REM, The Verve,
Rage Against The Machine, The Prodigy, Amy Winehouse and many more. Full
line up and info HERE.