Following customer feedback and a full review of operational matters by promoters MCD, Slane Castle, An Garda Síochána, Meath County Council & Dublin Bus the following improvements have been put in place for fans attending Slane 2011:
(1) Delays in the woods Dublin entrance route:
This route from the bridge has been upgraded with a widened area for ticket scanning to allow for speedier processing of patrons as they arrive (like a toll plaza on a motorway).
An additional emergency access route has been opened to the centre point on the route with a first aid presence at that point.
(2) Congestion at Bar 3 and toilets within this area:
The toilets in this area have been moved to a new location at the back of the field and the Bar 3 area will now be solely for food and drink with a more generous queueing area. The upgraded toilet area will be in a newly created area between the Blue and Green exits. The upgrade in this area will also allow concession units to be further off the concert arena and this will result in almost 10% more circulation space being available in the arena for patrons comfort.
(3) Increased control Dublin Bus loading area – location Dublin Road:
A new bus processing area will be created in a field adjacent to the N2 in order to process Dublin Bus and private coach patrons in an orderly manner. A new ‘loop’ route for Dublin Bus will mean that buses will come out the N2 but return via the M1 motorway for a smoother and faster operation. Private coach patrons will by-pass the Dublin Bus patrons via a dedicated route and all private coaches on the N2 will then leave the area via the N2 to minimise the interaction with the Dublin Bus operation. The bus processing area will also have toilets and refreshment facilities for patrons while they wait. This area is part of a wider traffic plan that has been devised following extensive consultation between MCD, An Garda Síochána and Dublin Bus. Car parking will be available on all roads except the N2 which is being reserved solely for Dublin Bus and coach traffic.
We hope these changes will improve the concert experience for all fans and would like to thank you for their feedback and consultation during our review process.