Travel warnings for rugby fans ahead of Wales v England
Rugby fans are being warned to plan ahead if travelling by train for Wales’ highly anticipated showdown with England.
Transport For Wales say there will be limited capacity on their trains tomorrow as fans flock to Cardiff for one of the biggest occasions on the British sporting calendar.
The prospect of Wales achieving a record 12 match winning run is one reason why this is a high stakes fixture.
The clash is likely to have consequences on the Six Nations title, with both teams having won their opening two matches.
In the past, this fixture has caused chaos for local train services with fans flooding Cardiff Central Station.
Transport For Wales say they don’t want supporters on the Cardiff and Valleys routes to wait for the last train home, and there’ll be a queue system in place. The city’s Queen Street Station will close at 6pm.
Great Western Railway say there’ll be more seats than before to get fans home on the Intercity routes.
There’ll be eight Intercity Express Train services from Cardiff to Swansea, with over 5,000 seats and 14 services towards Bristol with another 5,000 places.
Meanwhile Cardiff Bus has announced diversions in the city centre, where stops will be relocated to either Churchill Way for the east, Greyfriars Road for the north or Tudor Street for the west.
On Sunday, Cardiff Arms Park will host women’s Six Nations action as Wales look for their first win of the tournament against England. The Wales squad enters the game after losing to France 52-3 and drawing with Italy 3-3.