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Leave early for Adele concerts

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 22/03/2017

Adele fans are urged to leave early for this week's concerts to avoid peak traffic and heaving crowds.

The English songstress is performing on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in Mount Smart stadium with Fairfax reporting she has sold more than 100,000 tickets.

That could lead to lengthy traffic delays and queues as fans travel to Thursday's concert, starting at 7.30pm, during peak hour traffic.

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Auckland Transport said public transport is a great way to get to the concerts, but services will be very busy and there may be delays.

North Shore residents will be able to travel free into the city on Northern Express services from 3.30pm by showing their concert tickets.

There will also be extra services on the Northern Express before and after the concerts.

In the city, fans can then catch special event buses running from a temporary stop on Quay Street between Britomart Place and Tangihua St starting at 4pm.

On the weekend, the event buses will depart from Quay Street opposite Queen's Wharf.

Fans returning to the city after the concert can catch the buses along O'Rorke Road, just past Gate C on the left hand side facing Church Street.

There will also be additional trains before and after the concerts on the Southern and Onehunga Lines to and from Penrose, which is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the stadium.

Special late ferries will also operate to Devonport.

Commuters using the Southern Motorway on Thursday are advised to avoid travelling during peak hour if possible to escape any delays.

Fans may want to consider also packing a brolly.

While the MetService has forecast only morning drizzle for Thursday, rain is expected to develop on Saturday afternoon with chances of heavy falls on Sunday.

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