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UK NewsWales v England road closures, parking and everything else you need to know

21:30  14 august  2019
21:30  14 august  2019 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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Wales will be taking on in Cardiff as part of the Rugby World Cup warm-ups this weekend - which means there will be some disruption to the city centre.

With kick off at 2.15pm, and you can expect to see a full city centre road closure from 10.45am until 5.15pm on grounds of public safety.

It's best to plan ahead if you're heading in to watch the game or even if you're looking to get into the city centre for some shopping.

Here's everything you need to know about match day in Cardiff:

Road closures

From early in the day, Scott Road and Park Street will be closed as a result of the need to prepare gate five and protect queuing fans.

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The following roads will be closed as part of the full city centre road closure which will take place at 10.45am.

  • Kingsway from its junction with North Road 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 (access for residents and traders will be permitted via Fitzhammon Embankment.)
  • Plantagenet Street and Beauchamp Street from their junctions with Despenser Place to their junctions with Tudor Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted.)
  • Saunders Road from its junction with St Mary Street.
  • Customhouse Street throughout its length (access to private car parks will be permitted).
  • Penarth Road from its junction with Saunders Road to the entrance leading to the rear of the Central Train Station.
  • The following roads will be closed in their entirety: Duke Street, Castle St, 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

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Other changes

Civic Centre: Access to part of the Civic Centre will be controlled throughout the day, with access allowed only for event parking, limited commuter parking, loading and access to private car parks.

Roads affected include: King Edward VII Avenue, Museum Avenue, City Hall Road, College Road and Gorsedd Gardens Road.

The council added that if there are any safety concerns in connection with crowds queuing to go into the venue prior to gates opening, there may be a need to close Wood Street and Westgate Street earlier, along with lane restrictions adjacent to Gate 1 on Cowbridge Road East.

If there are any safety concerns relating to the queuing system at Cardiff Central Train Station, then Wood Street, Westgate Street, Park Street, Havelock Street, St Mary Street, Penarth Road, Saunders Road and Customhouse Street will remain closed until safety concerns are remedied.

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Trains

Network Rail is advising all customers that there are no planned engineering work for this event.

Transport for Wales is advising all customers that trains in the Cardiff area are expected to be busy all day. Those travelling into the city to watch the match are advised to leave plenty of time for their journey.

There will be a full crowd management system at Cardiff Central.

All Valley Lines’ services will depart from the rear of the station at the Penarth Road car park. Services will have extra capacity where possible.

Cardiff Queen Street Station will close to outbound customers at 4.15pm and there will be a post-match queue system in place at Cardiff Central. For more information on Transport for Wales’ services, please visit www.tfwrail.wales/events

Wales v England road closures, parking and everything else you need to know © Chris Fairweather/Huw Evans Agency Inside the Principality Stadium

Parking

Civic Centre event-day parking

Cost: £12 in you pre-book here or £15 payable on the day at the car park (cash only).

Parking time: The car park will open at 8am and closes at 12 Midnight.

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The Park & Ride is 1.5 miles from the city centre which take approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

You can pre-book Park & Ride spots, here .

If you pre-book, the cost is £8 or £10 payable on the day (cash only).

If customers pre-book Park & Ride, they are required to print the pre booking confirmation and hand it to staff at site on arrival. The drop off point is Fitzhamon Embankment.

Staff will arrive at the car park at 8.30am, with the site opening at 9.00am and the first bus leaving at 9.30am. The last bus will leave the pick up at the pick-up point at 9.30pm with the car park closing at 10.00pm.

Sophia Gardens

Cost: £15 payable on the day at the car park (cash only).

Parking time: Car park opens at 8.00am and closes at 12 midnight

Please note: Sophia Gardens car park will be staffed until 6pm, all vehicles are left on site at the owner's risk. Cardiff Council will not be held responsible for any theft or damage to motor vehicles or personal possessions. Any vehicles left in the car park after closing time will be fined.

Shopping Parking

Those heading into Cardiff for shopping, rather than the match, are advised to make use of the dedicated Shopping Park & Ride sites at Pentwyn or County Hall.

Or city centre car parks are also available: North Road Car Parks, St David's Shopping Centre, John Lewis, Capitol Shopping Centre, and NCP (Adam Street, Dumfries Place and Greyfriars Road.)

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Wales v England road closures, parking and everything else you need to know © Peter Bolter Fans in Cardiff on rugby match day

Bus

Local buses:

Cardiff Bus is advising their customers that city centre services will be displaced at 10.45am until 5.30pm.   Buses displaced from stops within the closure will relocate to either Churchill Way for the east, Greyfriars Road for the north or Tudor Street for the west.

Please visit the relevant bus operator's website for more information about your specific bus route.

National Express:

National Express coaches will use Sophia Gardens as usual.

Taxis

St Mary Street taxi rank (outside the House of Fraser) will close at 10.45am and will re-open from 5.15pm.

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