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Wales breaking news plus traffic, weather and travel updates (Wednesday, October 27)


Travel advice for Wales Vs New Zealand this weekend

Wales will be taking on New Zealand on Saturday, October 30th at Principality Stadium. With the kick-off taking place at 5.15pm – there will be a full city centre road closure from 1.15pm until 8.15pm to ensure all ticket holders are able to get into the stadium safely.

Those attending the rugby match are strongly advised to leave large bags at home and pay attention to the prohibited items listed at principalitystadium.wales before they travel into the city.

Road Closures
From 7am, Scott Road and Park Street will be closed because of the need to prepare Gate 5 and protect queuing fans.

The following roads will be closed as part of the full city centre road closure which will take place at 1.15pm

  • 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.)

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.
  • Station Terrace and Guildford Street from the junction with Newport Road to the junction with Churchill Way will be access for buses only during the times of the road closures. This is to ensure that there is reliable access for buses to the satellite points in Churchill Way.

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.

There is no railway upgrade work affecting services in and out of Cardiff on Saturday 30 October.
On Sunday 31 October, the Severn Tunnel is closed for essential maintenance, so services to and from London will be diverted via Gloucester. A rail replacement bus service will be in place for passengers travelling to Bristol.

Face coverings are mandatory on public transport in Wales (unless you’re exempt) to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus to other passengers and public transport workers.
If you have any issues on the railway, you can text the British Transport Police on 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40. In an emergency, always call 999.