Plan Ahead #Cardiff2016 – Saturday 26th March!
Written by GTFM Newsdesk on 15th March 2016
With the World Half Marathon in Cardiff approaching, Cardiff Council are working with Run4Wales and a number of transport operators to ensure all residents and businesses are aware of the travel arrangements in advance of the event on the 26th March.
(NOTE: Pontypridd RFC v Cardiff was due to take place on the 26th March has been postponed – Instead Pontypridd will play Merthyr at Sardis Road – KO 2.30pm)
Prior to race day / after race day
From Monday March 21 until Tuesday March 29, there will be a staggered road closure of the Civic Centre, so the finishing area for the race can be built.
Road Closures on race day
On Saturday March 26, the following road closures will be put in place;
4am until 5pm:
Kingsway, Duke Street, Castle Street and Cowbridge Road East to its junction with Cathedral Road. Westgate Street will stay open North West Bound until 11.30am.
At 11 30am – North Road from its junction with Column Road to its junction with Boulevard de Nantes will close. Those travelling into the city centre via the A470 will need to travel down Column Road and Park Place.
At 12 30pm – The route road closures will be put in place. Full details of the road closures are shown here – http://www.cardiff2016.co.uk/event-info/residents-and-spectators/road-closures/
From 2 30pm until 2 45pm – North Road from its junction with Colum Road to its junction with Boulevard de Nantes will re-open but Column Road and Park Place will close. Those wishing to travel in an out of the city centre at this time are advised to use Boulevard de Nantes and North Road.
From 5pm – North Road, Kingsway, Duke Street, Castle Street, Westgate Street and Cowbridge Road East to its junction with Cathedral Road will re-open.
From 3 30pm until 7pm – Route road closures will re-open as the last runners finish the race.
Advice for those that wish to access the city centre to go shopping
Those that wish to access the city centre to go shopping are advised to use the Park and Ride facility at County Hall.
Park and ride facilities for shoppers will run from County Hall from 9am until 6pm, and takes you directly to John Lewis. Cost £3 per car.
There will be a staff presence from 9am, with the car park opening at 9 30am. The last bus will leave the pick-up point on Canal Street (by John Lewis) with the car park closing at 9 30pm.
National Express services
All National Express Services will continue to operate from Sophia Gardens and are not affected by this event.
The following modifications will be made to Stagecoach Services
- All Stagecoach services will start and terminate at Greyfriars Road all day
- Bus 122 – will run via North Road and will not serve Cathedral Road
- Bus 124 – will run via North Road all day and will not serve Cathedral Road
- Bus x3 – will run via North Road between 12 mid-day and 5 30pm and will not serve Newport Road
- Bus X16 – will run via North Road after 12 Mid-day and will not serve Newport Road (between Rumney Hill and the City Centre) for the rest of the day.
For more information about Stagecoach Services – head to – https://www.stagecoachbus.com
Bus arrangements for Cardiff Bus services
The following Bus Satellite Points will be set up and the following Cardiff Bus Services will run from these points on Saturday March 26:
- Greyfriars Road Area – 21/21A, 23/23A, 24/24A, 27, 28/28A, 35 and 38
- The Parade, Newport Road – 13 (Cyncoed), 30, 44/45, 49/50, 52, 57/58
- Wyndham Crescent, Canton –1 and 2 (to/from Heath Hospital), 15, 17/18, 61, 66 and 96
- Sophia Gardens – 25, 62 and 63
The following Cardiff Bus Services will be modified
- Buses that cross the city on routes 13 and 95 will be split and run to their respective new terminal points
- Baycar buses will run between County Hall and Customhouse Street only
- Buses to Barry and Penarth (not 96) will start and end in Canal Street and will not serve Grangetown or Penarth Road
- Buses to Pontprennau and Cyncoed will not serve Albany Road or Wellfield Road
- Buses to Thornhill via Lakeside on 28/28A will not serve Lakeside
- Further diversion will be put in place but these will be advertised on www.cardiffbus.com.
For more information about New Adventure Travel – please visit – http://www.natgroup.co.uk/
Train advice from Arriva Trains Wales
There will be major Network Rail Engineering Works on the Cardiff and Valley network between 9pm on Saturday March 26 and Tuesday March 29 (inclusive)
This will involve major service amendments on the local Cardiff and Valleys train network due to essential modernisation work being undertaken by Network Rail.
The work will not start until 9pm on Saturday due to the World Half Marathon taking place in Cardiff.
Many local services into and out of Cardiff will be affected with bus replacements in operation, diversions will also be in place via different routes and trains will start and terminate from different stations.
Customers using local rail services during this period are advised to check journey plans before travelling.
An overview of the timetable amendments can be found on the Arriva Trains Wales website.