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Super Saturday!

Written by on 8th November 2016

This Saturday (12th November) Cardiff will play host to two huge sporting fixtures.

In Rugby, the second 2016 Autumn International at the Principality Stadium takes place. Wales take on Argentina with the game kicking off at 5.30pm.

Later that evening at the Cardiff City Stadium, It’s all about Football as Wales take on Serbia in a World Cup Qualifier, that game kicks off at 7.45pm.

Over 100,000 people are expected in the vicinity of the capital – so plan ahead if you’re heading to either game or are going to be in the area on Saturday evening.


Train services in the Cardiff area will be busy all day.

All available trains will be out on the network. However extra capacity and services will be limited especially on the Marches, North Wales and Ebbw Vale lines after 21:30.

If you are travelling into Cardiff for the matches, please take the earliest train service possible to arrive in ample time for kick off.

A post-match queuing system will be in place at Cardiff Central where customers may be expected to queue up to 2 hours.

NOTE: Cardiff Queen St station will be closed from 18:45.

Football fans travelling by train

Advised to use Cardiff Central or Grangetown station.

However … after the match

  • Grangetown station will be for fans using the Penarth, Barry and Vale of Glamorgan services only.
  • For Valleys and main line services, fans are to use Cardiff Central station.
  • Ninian Park Station will be open but for local customers using Waungron Park, Fairwater and Danescourt only.

There will be extra British Transport Police presence on the network – to report any incidents text 61016.


Buses will be diverted out of the central city centre bus stops.

Bus displaced from stops within the closure will relocate to either Churchill Way for the East.

Greyfriars Road for the North or Tudor Street for the West.

Please visit the various bus operators for changes to their services:

For Cardiff Bus services, please visit –
For Stagecoach Services, please visit –

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