Thursday, 5 November 2009

Travel news and road closures for Wales V New Zealand game

Wales entertain New Zealand on Saturday, November 7 in the first of four Autumn International Rugby Tests and there will be major congestion and road closures before, during and after the match - and associated revels.

More than 74,000 people are expected at the Millennium
Stadium for the match, which kicks off at 5.15pm, and people travelling to Cardiff are advised to plan their journey in advance.

Drivers are also advised to allow extra time for
their journey into Cardiff as widening works on the M4 may cause congestion at the busiest times.

The best way to travel to Cardiff is by car share or by using park and ride.

The park and ride site at the Cardiff City stadium at Leckwith (YELLOW CAR PARK) can be accessed from J33 of the M4. The car park will have a staff presence from 9am and will open at 9:30am, with the first bus at 9.30am. The last bus will leave the pick-up points at 9pm, with the car park closing at 9.30pm. The drop off point for Leckwith is on Tresillian Way north at the rear of the railway station.

Pick-up after the game will
be at two locations in Callaghan Square - Callaghan Square north in the lay-by next to Eversheds and Tresillian Way north, at rear of railway station.

The park and ride service costs £5 per car which includes the
bus. The services are accessible for the disabled, people with movement difficulties and wheelchair users, with dedicated parking next to the bus pick-up.

Low floor buses
and raised kerbs at both pick up and drop off points will also be in use. Coach parking will be provided off Sophia Close where there are dedicated coach parking areas with driver facilities. The cost is £5 per coach.

The following road closures will also take place.
  • Between 3.30pm and 8.30pm Kingsway from its junction with North Rd / 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 (access for residents & traders will be permitted).
  • 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)
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.


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