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Read This If You're Planning On Going to Vivid This Weekend

We're being told to leave the car at home, and get to Vivid by public transport.

The lights will be switched on Friday night to kick off the tenth anniversary of the light spectacular, with 2.3 million people expected to descend on the city over the next three weeks.

This year's event spans Circular Quay, The Rocks, Royal Botanic Garden, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Luna Park, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood.

Major roads will be closed north of Hunter Street in The Rocks, Circular Quay and the Sydney CBD from 5pm Saturday.

On Sunday night, roads will be closed north of Bridge Street from 5pm.

All roads will reopen by midnight.

Special event clearways will be in place from 3pm until midnight each night.

Plenty of extra trains will be running to and from the city. All Vivid precincts in the CBD are a short walk from train stations including Wynyard, Town Hall and St James.

Trains will not stop at Circular Quay Station between 6pm and 11pm on Saturday night.

Extra buses will run on major corridors to and from the city. While roads are closed, many buses will be diverting and using temporary stops.

From 5pm, buses that usually travel to and from Circular Quay will terminate and start from Martin Place at Castlereagh Street and Elizabeth Street instead.

Ferries will be very busy so passengers will need to have a back-up plan and consider alternative transport options.

Light rail is the best way to get to the Darling Harbour precinct and the closest stops are Exhibition Centre, Convention and Pyrmont Bay. Services will run every 10 to 12 minutes until midnight each night.

Vivid Sydney at Chatswood from 5:30pm: From 5pm Saturday, parts of Victoria Avenue and Anderson Street will be closed in Chatswood. All roads will reopen by 10:30pm.

Traffic is expected to be heavy in the area including the Pacific Highway so motorists are advised to allow extra travel time.

Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo (ticketed event) from 5:30pm: Route 247 buses between the Spit Junction and Taronga Zoo will run every 10 to 15 minutes from 5pm until 10pm.

There will also be shuttle buses running every five minutes between Taronga Zoo Wharf and the top gate entrance of the Zoo from 5pm until 10pm. 

Delays are expected on roads approaching the Zoo including Military Road and Spit Road so motorists should allow plenty of extra travel time.

Extra ferries will run between Circular Quay and Taronga Zoo but these ferries will be very busy so have a back-up plan.

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