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Six Nations Wales Rugby

RBS Six Nations. Wales v England, 11th February 2017

Kick off: 16:50

Expected crowd: 74,000

Always a highlight on the sports calendar, Wales will be taking on England and Ireland as part of the RBS Six Nations Championship at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff!

The city is sure to be busy, so make sure you have your tickets and head to the Capital to soak up the atmosphere during the match.

For more information on this year's Six Nations Championship, please visit the RBS Six Nations website here.

Road Closures

There will be a full city centre road closure from 3:00pm – 8:00pm.

For a full road closure the following roads are closed

  • Kingsway from its junction with North Rd to its junction with Duke St.
  • Cowbridge Road East from its junction with Cathedral Rd to its junction with Westgate St.
  • Tudor St from its junction with Clare Rd to its junction with Wood St (access for residents & traders will be permitted via Fitzhammon Embankment)
  • Plantagenet St & Beauchamp St from their junctions with Despenser Place to their junctions with Tudor St (access for residents & 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 into the rear of the Central Train Station
  • The following roads will be closed in their entirety: - Duke St, Castle St, High St, St.Mary St, Caroline St, Wood St, Central Sq, Westgate St, Quay St, Guildhall Pl, Golate, Park St, Havelock St & Scott Rd.


  • Saunders Road, Custom House Street & Penarth Road closed 6:15pm-8:00pm
    • 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 into the rear of the Central Train Station
  • Civic Centre: Access to part of the Civic Centre will be controlled, with access allowed only for match-day parking, loading and access to private car parks. Roads affected include: King Edward VII Avenue, Museum Avenue, City Hall Road, College Road & Gorsedd Gardens Road

Please Note: If there are any safety concerns in connection with the Central Station queuing system then Wood Street, Westgate Street, Park Street, Havelock Street, St Mary Street, Penarth Road, Saunders Road and Custom House Street will remain closed until safety concerns are remedied.

Public Transport

Please see below information from Arriva Trains Wales, Cardiff Bus, National Express and Stagecoach on their service arrangements for the day.

Arriva Trains Wales

If you're travelling by train to attend the game, travellers are advised to arrive at least 3 hours in advance of kick-off. 

Travellers are advised to head back to Cardiff Central station straight after the game where a queuing system will be in place.

For more information about the queuing system, watch the video below or see the Arriva Trains Wales website here.

Cardiff Bus

Cardiff Bus services will divert and use different stops between 14:30 - 19:30.

Customers wishing to catch the bus during these times can do so from the bus stops below:

Route Number

City Centre Terminal Point

1 and 2

Canal Street

6 (baycar)

Customhouse Street


Canal Street

8, 9 and 9A to Cardiff Bay or Sports Village

Canal Street

9C towards Channel View

Tudor Street

8, 9 and 9A to Heath Hospital

Churchill Way


Tudor Street


Churchill Way

13 to Cyncoed

Greyfriars Road

13 to Drope

Tudor Street


Tudor Street

17 and 18

Tudor Street

21, 23 and 24

Greyfriars Road


Tudor Street


Greyfriars Road

28, 28A and 28B

Greyfriars Road


Greyfriars Road

35 and 36

Greyfriars Road

44, 45, 45B and X45

Churchill Way

49 and 50

Churchill Way


Churchill Way


Churchill Way


Greyfriars Road


Churchill Way

57 and 58

Churchill Way


Tudor Street

62 and 63

Tudor Street

64 and 65

Tudor Street


Tudor Street


Greyfriars Road

92, 92B, 93, 94 and 94B

Customhouse Street or Tudor Street after 19:00.

95 to Barry

Tudor Street

95 to Heath Hospital

Greyfriars Road

95A, 95B and 95C

Tudor Street

96 and 96A

Tudor Street


Tudor Street

On event days services 1 and 2 do not serve the rear of Central Railway Station (Stop JM & JN) from the time roads are closed.

On event days, the baycar runs between City Centre (Customhouse Street – JG) and Cardiff Bay only and does not serve the city centre loop or rear of Central Railway Station (stop JM) from the time roads are closed.

Park & Ride East in Pentwyn (CF23 8HH)

Cost : £10 per car (cash only)

First bus from P&R site: 08:02
Last bus from the city centre: 21:00

Pick up and drop off point: Churchill Way

National Express

National Express coaches will use Sophia Gardens as usual.

Stagecoach Bus

Stagecoach buses will start and terminate at Greyfriars Road all day.


Service 122 between 14:00 - 20:00 will not serve Cathedral Road, but will run via North Road to and from Greyfriars Road. Normal route via Cathedral Road after 20:00.

Service 124 from 14:00 and rest of the day will not serve Cathedral Road, but will run via North Road to and from Greyfriars Road.


Park & Ride

CARS - P & R site accessed from J33 of the M4

  • Cardiff City Stadium (Leckwith) P&R

Getting There: Access from Junction 33 of the M4, then follow signage to site

Drop Off Point: Tresillian Way North, at rear of Railway Station

Distance from City Centre: 1.5miles (10-15mins)

To pre book your park and ride click on https://www.parkjockey.com/homes/event

All P&R customers are advised to follow the signage to the site at the time of their arrival

The car park will have a staff presence from 8:30am, will open at 9.00am, with the first bus at 9:30am. The last bus will leave the pick-up point at 9.00pm, with the car park closing at 9:30pm.

Please Note: Cash facility will be available on the day, however the only way to guarantee your space at CCFC Leckwith Park & Ride is to pre book online.

Event-Day Parking

Sophia Gardens (Cars)

(Approx. 0.5miles walk to Principality Stadium, Gate 2)

  • Sophia Gardens Event Day Parking

Getting There: Exit Junction 32 of M4

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

Parking time: Car Park opens 8am and closes 12am (Midnight)

Please Note: Sophia Gardens car park will be staffed until 8.00pm, all vehicles are left on site at the owner’s risk, The City of 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 the closing time will be fined.

Disabled Parking

Disabled drivers are advised to use Sophia Gardens. Disabled Parking is also available at various private car park operators, please check individual websites for availability.


  • St Mary Street Taxi Rank (Outside House of Fraser) will be closed from 3pm and re-open from 8.30pm
  • Mill Lane Taxi Rank – Not affected, open throughout the day and night


Shopping Parking

Shoppers are advised to make use of the dedicated shopping Park & Ride sites at Pentwyn and County Hall

There are also car parks within the city centre area, they include:

  • North Road Car Parks
  • St David’s Shopping Centre
  • John Lewis
  • Capitol Shopping Centre
  • NCP – Adam Street, Dumfries Place and Greyfriars Road


Want to travel to this event?

Please see below some helpful links to get you started in planning your journey to the event. Using public transport services in the area can be a great way to make your way there and save the worry of bringing your car.

Public Transport

To make your journey by public transport, please use our Journey Planner to find the most convenient route, along with times and services that are running.

If you’d like to find a bus timetable, head over to our Timetables page. Here, you can search for a specific bus route or your location to view timetables of services in the area. You will also have the option to print the timetable to take with you on your trip.

Walk & Cycle

You can also use our journey planner to find walking and cycling routes to get to your event. If you live close by, walking can be a great way to explore the scenery and soak up the atmosphere before the event!

You can find out more information on our ‘Cycling and Walking’ page.

Car Share

If you’re thinking of taking your car to an event, you can share your journey with others by logging onto Share Cymru. Here, you will have the option to offer a lift or request one, and find a match for your journey.

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