Cardiff Bus is advising customers of bus stop and route changes as the city says “Croeso” to Wales’s biggest cultural festival, the National Eisteddfod.
Certain roads across the Bay will be closed off as the city hosts the national Welsh language event for the first time in 10 years between August 3 and 11.
This year’s festival, which will be based at sites including Roald Dahl Plass, the Wales Millennium Centre, the Senedd, and the Pierhead Building, is set to attract thousands of visitors to the city.
Before, during and after the event, Cardiff Bus is advising customers that the baycar and routes 8, 13 and 91 will continue to serve the Bay, but will divert, start and end at different departure stops until Thursday 16 August.
The operator is providing travel advice via its website to help visitors plan a hassle free journey to the Eisteddfod. Throughout the week Cardiff Bus will also provide service updates and information to all those travelling to and from the event via its social media channels and website www.cardiffbus.com.
Baycar will start and end its journeys at the Scott Harbour bus stop on Pierhead Street, and not service bus stops at The Flourish, East Bute Street, Harbour Drive, Porth Teigr or Wales Millennium Centre. While service 8 will start and end its journeys at Mermaid Quay, not serving bus stops at County Hall, Britannia Quay, Scott Harbour, East Bute Street and Wales Millennium Centre.
The 13 service to and from the Sports Village will follow its normal route to Bute Street, then divert along Lloyd George Ave, Hemmingway Road (County Hall), Queensgate roundabout, Butetown Tunnels & A4232 Cogan Spur in both directions.
Finally, the 91 to andfrom Penarth will follow its normal route along Lloyd George Avenue, then divert along Hemmingway Rd (County Hall), Queensgate roundabout, and Butetown Tunnels in both directions.
The vintage Open Top bus will also be running on weekends from Lower St Mary Street to Pierhead Street, giving visitors to Cardiff a great view of the city on their journey to the Eisteddfod.
Cardiff Bus commercial manager Gareth Stevens said:
“We are delighted to welcome the National Eisteddfod to Cardiff and we’re sure it will be a fantastic event for all those who attend throughout the week.
“To enable everyone to enjoy the festivities, roads surrounding the Bay will be closed to traffic throughout the duration of the event. However, our buses will service alternative stops around the site to enable visitors to fully enjoy the full schedule of events. “Diversions to our Bay routes throughout the week have been kept to a minimum to ensure our passengers are not too severely affected. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience and hope everyone enjoys the Eisteddfod.”