Travel advice for Wales v Ireland

January 30, 2013 No Comments »
Wales take on Ireland in their first Six Nations game on Saturday.

Wales take on Ireland in their first Six Nations game on Saturday.

Wales take on Ireland at the Millennium Stadium this Saturday at the start of their Six Nations campaign, with a crowd of 74,000 expected for the 1.30pm kick-off.

As usual, there will be road closures in place before and after the game, with Cardiff Council advising fans to travel by public transport or park and ride services wherever possible.

A park and ride will be open at Cardiff City Football Club in Leckwith from 9.30am on Saturday, with parking charged at £6 per car. The last bus will leave the pick-up point at 5.30pm, and the car park will close at 6pm.

There will also be the usual dedicated coach park at Sophia Close, with driver facilities, and parking costing £10 per coach. Cars can also park here at a cost of £10 per car.

From 10am until 6pm the route to the front of Cardiff Central Station will be closed, from Station Approach in Central Square to its junction with Wood Street.

The following road closures will also be in place from 11.30am until 4.30pm:

  • Westgate Street will have a full road closure.
  • Kingsway, from its junction with North Road/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 permitted.
  • The following roads will be closed in their entirety: 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.

Arriva Trains Wales is also advising passengers coming into Cardiff via train to allow plenty of time to travel, and if possible to arrive early.

After the match, passengers are advised to return to Cardiff Central Station as soon as the game has finished. A queueing system will be in operation, details of which can be found below, and passengers may have to queue for up to 45 minutes. More travel advice from Arriva Trains Wales can be found here.

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