City centre shut down due to rugby match

The rugby match between Wales and Barbarians on November 4th caused lots of road closures in the city center and residents were complaining.

On November 11, 2023, road closures in Cardiff city centre due to a rugby match affected local residents’ travel. The match at Principality Stadium attracted over 70,000 spectators. For safety, multiple roads in the city centre were closed from 1:45 PM to 8:15 PM. 

Some of the roads that were closed include: Cowbridge Road East, Penarth Road, and Wood Street.

The road closure had a significant impact on the travel of people living in the city centre.

Many residents were unable to use public transport as usual and needed to plan their journeys earlier or find alternative routes.

One of them is Amit Singh, who lives in Cardiff. He is an Uber driver who has worked for the company for three years.

“I had planned a picnic with my friends this week, but the match made it impossible for me to use public transportation, causing unnecessary delays to my plans.” said Mr. Singh.

Although the road closures ensured the smooth conduct of the event, they significantly impacted the daily lives of local residents.