Warning ahead of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour

Taylor Swift fans are seen lining up for hours to get merchandise before the next concert, at the Homebush Stadium in Sydney. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard

Fans headed to S ydney Olympic Park this weekend may be in for a shock as two major artists take the stage.

About 400,000 fans are expected to pass through the precinct with both Taylor Swift and Blink 182 put on shows on both Friday and Saturday night.

Swift will also be performing on Sunday and Monday nights.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect to avoid missing out on your favourite act.

16/02/2024: US pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground at the first Australian show of The Eras Tour. Picture: TAS Rights Management
The hits of US pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift will play on select Sydney trains ahead of Eras’s Tour. Picture: TAS Rights Management

How to navigate public transport

Transport for NSW said they have put on hundreds of additional trains and buses to run to Sydney Olympic Park each night.

Ticket holders are eligible to access free public transport across the whole network between Friday and Monday.

Transport for NSW co-ordinator general Howard Collins said the Eras Tour could be the biggest four-day event since the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney.

Transport for NSW co-ordinator general Howard Collins has encouraged Taylor fans to travel to Accor Stadium on public transport. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Nikki Short

“We do expect maybe 400,000 people in this precinct,” Mr Collins said.

“We remind people that the best way to travel is by public transport.

“If you’re travelling by public transport, expect there will queues, because there will be 50,000 of you wanting to get back on the train service. But we’ll get you home safely. Take your time and enjoy the atmosphere.”

There will be an extra 550 train services running across the four days, as well as 700 extra buses.

Which trains go to Taylor Swift in Sydney?

Express and limited-stop trains will run to Olympic Park from Central and Western Line stations from midafternoon across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with return services available each night.

Which buses go to Taylor Swift in Sydney?

Buses will replace trains between Newcastle Interchange and Wyong from 1.20pm on Friday until 2am on Tuesday for those travelling from The Central Coast and Newcastle towards Sydney as trackwork repairs continue.

Sydney Olympic Park major event buses will also run on all nine routes for all shows


Sydney Olympic Park transport map. Picture: Transport NSW
Sydney Olympic Park transport map. Picture: Transport NSW

With temperatures set to reach 36C on Friday, Mr Collins also urged concert goers to stay safe and look after each other in the heat.

“It’s going to be hot and humid, so carry that bottled water, make sure you stay safe,” he said.

“We will do our best to try and ensure whatever the elements throw at us, we will keep our train and bus services running to get you home.”

High visibility policing operations will be conducted over the four days, and authorities urge those without ticket holds to avoid the area.

For more information on transport options and specific routes visit the NSW Transport website or plan your journey with Trip Planner

Driving and parking

Unless you have pre-booked parking, you may struggle to find a park.

All spots are sold out for Friday and Saturday night.

There are limited parking spaces left for Sunday and Monday nights.

Commuters are urged to allow plenty of extra time as traffic will be heavy.