Traveline Cymru urges Rhondda commuters to prepare for travel disruptions during six nations match this week

23 February 2016

Traveline Cymru is urging commuters from the Rhondda to prepare for travel disruptions during Wales’ Six Nations rugby match in the Principality Stadium, Cardiff this Friday.
To help keep travellers informed of the latest updates, the Welsh Government’s public transport information service has created a Six Nations information page.
The information page on its website, along with its social media platforms, will be updated as travel information comes in, providing an up-to-date insight for people making journeys to Cardiff.
With Wales facing France on Friday 26th February, travellers have been advised by Cardiff Council to use public transport where possible to ease congestion in the city centre.
Jo Foxall, marketing manager of Traveline Cymru said: “Sporting events in the Principality Stadium always bring a great crowd to the city centre and the Six Nations is no exception. It’s one of the most celebrated sporting events in Wales and we expect to see thousands of fans descend on the city to revel in the atmosphere.
“We are advising that people use public transport to travel to the match, where possible, in a bid to avoid congestion and reduce the stress of finding adequate parking when the area is so busy.
“Whilst there will be road closures and busy lines, some transport companies have provided us with information to help us to keep the city moving and help passengers plan their journeys in advance to ensure the travel is as stress free as possible.”
Rail networks are expected to be extremely busy on match day as fans travel to the games to support their team.
There will be a post-match queuing system at Cardiff Central Station and passengers travelling to the city to attend the game are being advised to try and arrive at least three hours in advance of kick-off.
Cardiff Bus’ services will divert from 17:00 until the end of service on Friday 26th February.
During these times, cross city journeys on routes 8/9/11, 13 and 95 will split in the city centre.
Buses will serve Cathays Park, but will return through the city centre to Cardiff Bay via Dumfries Place, Station Terrace, lower Churchill Way, Bute Terrace and Customhouse Street, (not serving Kingsway, Westgate Street, Wyndham Arcade or the rear of the railway station).
After 20:00 buses will start and end in Customhouse Street in the city centre, but will not serve the rear of the railway station. Other city centre bus stops will not be served after this time.
Services 7, 8 and 9 will start and end on Canal Street.
Services 9A, 13 (towards Ely/Drope), 15, 17, 18, 25, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 95/95A (towards Barry/Penarth), 96, 96A and X91 will start and end in Tudor Street.
Services 13 (towards Cyncoed), 21, 21A, 23, 23A, 24, 24A, 27, 28, 28A, 28B, 30, 51, 53 and 86 will start and end in Greyfriars Road.
Services 11, 35, 36, 38, 38A, 44, 45, 46, 49, 50, 52, 57, 58 & 95 (towards Heath Hospital) will start and end in Churchill Way.
Services 92, 93 & 94 will start and end in Customhouse Street (stop JG) until 19:00. After 19:00 buses will start and end in Tudor Street.
Traveline Cymru is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for travel information in Wales, providing route and timetable information for all bus, coach and rail services in the country via a bilingual website www.traveline.cymru, its call centre (0871 200 22 33) and a suite of services for mobile phone users, including a bilingual app.
Alternatively, those wishing to use public transport can get event travel information by calling 0300 200 22 33.
For more information on travel around the Six Nations, visit: http://www.traveline.cymru/special-events/rbs-six-nations-championships-wales-v-france-26-february-2016/ or follow @TravelineCymru on Twitter.

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