As Wales prepare to take on New Zealand in the third of their autumn internationals at the Millennium Stadium this Saturday, Cardiff Council has once again issued travel advice to help fans get in and out of the city safely.
The kick off for Saturday’s match is at 5.15pm, with a crowd of 74,000 expected to descend on the city to watch the All Blacks game.
Once again, Cardiff Council has urged anyone coming into the city centre to use public transport or coach wherever possible, but if you are bringing a car, a park and ride service is available at Cardiff City Football Club car park from 9.30am. The park and ride costs £6 per car, and the last bus will leave the pick up points at 9pm. The car parks will close at 9.30pm.
Coach parking is once again available off Sophia Close at a cost of £10 per coach, and cars can also park here for the same price.
In the city centre, the following road closures will be in place from 3.15pm to 8.15pm:
- Westgate Street
- Park Street
- Kingsway, fromt its junctions with North Road and Boulevard de Nantes to its junction with Duke Street.
- Cowbridge Road East, from its junction with Cathedral Road to its junction with Westgate Street.
- Tudor Street, from its junction with Clare Road to its junction with Wood Street, although access for residents and traders will be allowed.
- Plantagenet Street and Beauchamp Street, from their junctions with Despenser Place to their junctions with Tudor Street. Again, access for residents and traders will be allowed.
- Duke Street, Castle Street, High Street, St Mary Street, Caroline Street, Wood Street, Central Square, Westgate Street, Quay Street, Guildhall Place, Golate, Park Street, Havelock Street and Scott Road will all be closed in their entirety.
As a result of the road closures, there will also be changes to many of Cardiff Bus’ services from 1pm until 9pm. Details of all those alterations can be found here. Cardiff Bus has also extended its recently-launched Group Iff ticket for this Saturday, meaning that up to four adults can have unlimited travel for the whole day for £6.
Arriva Trains Wales also has lots of advice on its website if you are planning to travel into the city by train, including a plan of the queuing system that will be in place after the game (see below), and passengers should expect to queue for up to 45 minutes. More details can be found on the Arriva Trains Wales website.